News
 

Bookmark and Share

(0) 

Sony Corp. filed a complaint with the U.S. International Trade Commission on Wednesday and accused LG Electronics of infringement of its modem-related patents. The company demands the ITC to ban sales of LG cell phones in the country. Sony also sued LG in a Los Angeles, California court.

The patents in the suit involve audio and microphone devices in cell phones, caller ID technology and transmission power, reports Reuters news-agency. Sony reportedly said the patent infringement relates to more than 10 phones including the Encore, LG Accolade, Neon, Quantum, Rumor Touch and others.

“Sony has been keen to protect its patents. U.S. is an important market for Sony as its mobile phone venture with Ericsson is trying to win a bigger share," Yuji Fujimori, a Tokyo-based analyst at Barclays Capital, told Bloomberg news-agency.

Even though Sony would be glad to stop sales of phones by LG Electronics in the U.S. to clear the road for Sony Ericsson and consequently increase its sales of components to the joint venture, it is highly unlikely that the company manages to actually achieve its goal. As a result, a realistic target could be a cross-licensing agreement with LG Electronics or another type of a deal that would allow Sony to obtain certain innovations or business contracts.

LG did not comment on the news-story due to policy not to comment on ongoing litigation.

 

Tags: Sony, LG Electronics, Business

Discussion

Comments currently: 0

Add your Comment




Related news

Latest News

Monday, April 14, 2014

8:23 am | Microsoft Vows to Release Xbox 360 Emulator for Xbox One. Microsoft Xbox One May Gain Compatibility with Xbox 360 Games

Tuesday, April 1, 2014

10:39 am | Microsoft Reveals Kinect for Windows v2 Hardware. Launch of New Kinect for Windows Approaches

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

1:57 pm | Facebook to Acquire Virtual Reality Pioneer, Oculus VR. Facebook Considers Virtual Reality as Next-Gen Social Platform

1:35 pm | Intel Acquires Maker of Wearable Computing Devices. Basis Science Becomes Fully-Owned Subsidiary of Intel

Monday, March 24, 2014

10:53 pm | Global UHD TV Shipments Total 1.6 Million Units in 2013 – Analysts. China Ahead of the Whole World with 4K TV Adoption

10:40 pm | Crytek to Adopt AMD Mantle Mantle API for CryEngine. Leading Game Developer Adopts AMD Mantle

9:08 pm | Microsoft Unleashes DirectX 12: One API for PCs, Mobile Gadgets and Xbox One. Microsoft Promises Increased Performance, New Features with DirectX 12

3:33 pm | PowerVR Wizard: Imagination Reveals World’s First Ray-Tracing GPU IP for Mobile Devices. Imagination Technologies Brings Ray-Tracing, Hybrid Rendering Modes to Smartphones and Tablets

2:00 pm | Nokia Now Expects to Close Deal with Microsoft in Q2. Sale of Nokia’s Division to Close Next Month