LG Display seeks ban on Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 sales

By: Gizbot Bureau

LG Display has now joined the ranks of Apple to file a lawsuit against Samsung at a Seoul court citing patent infringements. The company is seeking a ban on the sales of Note 10.1 within South Korea. LG Display has accused Samsung of infringing three of its patents pertaining to LCD displays.

The company hopes to completely halt the sales, manufacture as well as the import of the product. The company also said that a compensation amounting to 1 billion dollars (Rs. 5.11 crores approx.) would be demanded by it each day, if Samsung does not comply.

The LG Display- Samsung saga started back in September 2012, when the former filed a lawsuit against the latter in a civil court in South Korea. The lawsuit alleged that Samsung had made use of advanced OLED displays in the company's smartphones and tablets, which LG Display held patents to.

LG Display seeks ban on Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 sales

According to LG Display, a total of seven patent infringements had been done by Samsung in device design, design of panels of OLED and also driver circuitry.

The company reiterated that it would call for a total ban on Samsung products in South Korea, which it says infringes on its patents and also stated that it would ask for adequate damages. Some of the Samsung products on which patent infringement has been alleged are Galaxy S 3, Galaxy Note phablet, and Galaxy tab 7.7.

Samsung had claimed when LG Display filed the lawsuit that Samsung held more patents regarding OLED than LG Display. Samsung stated that the company would take a look at the filed lawsuit and would proceed with legal action if needed. This comes in the wake of Samsung's legendary patent wars with Apple.


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