Patent Wars: LG Innotek Loses Round One to Osram

LG Electronics Inc. (066570) lost the first round of a trade dispute brought by Siemens AG (SIE)’s Osram unit over patents covering the manufacture of lighting technology that’s replacing the incandescent bulb.

LG and LG Innotek Co. (011070) infringed one Osram patent for light- emitting diodes while a second patent wasn’t infringed, U.S. International Trade Commission Judge David Shaw said yesterday in a notice posted on the agency’s website.  

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