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Sony, LGE focus global patent war on US

Peter Ollier, Hong Kong


Sony’s recent victory in lifting a ban on imports of Playstations in the Netherlands is just one part of a global patent battle between the Japanese company and its Korean rival LG Electronics

The dispute involves seven district court suits in the US and at least three ITC cases and is a good example of the increasing amount of patent litigation between Japanese, Korean and Taiwanese electronics manufacturers.

“Many Japanese companies have blanket...


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