Published : 2013-02-07 15:26
Updated : 2013-02-07 15:26
A U.S. federal court ruled in favor of LG Electronics Inc. in a technology patent infringement suit lodged by French telecommunications giant Alcatel-Lucent SA.
A jury in a San Diego federal court on Tuesday (local time) found LG and Apple Inc. did not copy patents, including a video compression technology, held by Multimedia Patent Trust (MPS), a unit of the Paris-based telecommunications equipment maker.
The Alcatel-Lucent subsidiary filed the suit in December 2010, claiming several LG phones such as the Chocolate Touch VX8575 and Bliss UX700 had infringed on two of its patents.
MPS reportedly demanded LG and Apple pay US$9.1 million and $172.3 million in damages, respectively.
The court ruling follows a jury decision in December that found the Alcatel-Lucent unit's argument invalid.
A company spokesman said LG welcomes the court's decision and plans to continue to firmly deal with such patent claims. (Yonhap News)