South Korea's LG display said Friday it had asked a Seoul court to ban
the domestic sale of Samsung's Galaxy Note 10.1 tablet computer, citing
alleged patent infringements.
The company, in the injunction filed on
Wednesday, accused Samsung Electronics of infringing three of its
patents on the liquid crystal display (LCD) panels used on the Galaxy
"Through this action, LG Display seeks to completely stop
the sale, manufacture and importation of the infringing Samsung
product," LG Display said in a press release.
LG Display also said
it would request compensation amounting to 1.0 billion won ($933,000)
per day in the event of continued non-compliance.
companies have been in a patent row since September when LG Display one
of the world's top flat-screen TV makers filed suits against Samsung
Electronics and Samsung Display for allegedly infringing patents on
seven organic light-emitting diode (OLED)-related technologies.
said that five of Samsung's products, including its global hit Galaxy
S-series smartphones and tablet computer Galaxy Tab, infringed its
Later the same month, Samsung filed a court complaint
accusing LG of luring away senior Samsung OLED researchers even though
they had signed contracts preventing them working for a rival.
is no stranger to patent battles. The company and its arch rival Apple
have filed lawsuits against each other in around a dozen countries for
alleged patent violations over competing products, in particular the
iPhone and Galaxy S smartphones, as well as tablet computers.
this month, a US judge denied Apple's request to ban a set of Samsung
smartphones from the US market after a jury found the South Korean
electronics giant guilty of patent infringement.
world's top mobile and smartphone maker, was ordered by a US jury in
August to pay Apple $1.05 billion (800 million euros) in damages for
illegally copying iPhone and iPad features for its flagship Galaxy S
Samsung has appealed the ruling. Since then, two separate
rulings by courts in Japan and The Netherlands have dismissed Apple's
claims of patent infringement.