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07/17/2014

LG ELECTRONICS WINS TWO APPELLATE DECISIONS IN MULTIMEDIA PATENT TRUST CASES

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit today affirmed two separate lower court decisions in favor of LG Electronics in patent infringement cases brought by the Multimedia Patent Trust (MPT).

WASHINGTON, July 17, 2014 –The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit today affirmed two separate lower court decisions in favor of LG Electronics in patent infringement cases brought by the Multimedia Patent Trust (MPT).

The federal appeals court affirmed a December 2012 federal district court jury verdict victory for LG Electronics. The jury found that LG did not infringe the two patents asserted by MPT relating to video compression technology (U.S. Patent No. 5,136,377 and U.S. Patent No. 5,227,878). Today’s second Federal Circuit ruling upheld LG’s August 2013 district court win on preclusion grounds in another patent infringement lawsuit MPT filed against LG involving the same two patents.

Dr. Joosup Kim, vice president, Intellectual Property Center, LG Electronics, Inc., said, “We are very pleased that the appeals court has vindicated the position we have maintained all along – that LG products do not infringe MPT’s patents. With hundreds of such patents of our own, LG Electronics is a leader in the very type of video compression technology MPT had wrongly accused LG of infringing.”

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