Tuesday, June 26, 2007

Seoul Court Halts Daewoo's infrigement of LG

In an a story in my back log, the Seoul Central District Court has issued an injunction to stop Daewoo from making and selling some of its Klasse brand clothes washers for allegedly using an LG patent:

The court said that one of the patented technologies that LG had applied to its Tromm washers was used by Daewoo without paying any patent rights. The technology in question involves attaching a motor to the side of a drum-style washing machine, which supposedly reduces noise and vibration.

While I do not know, this may be a pretty blatant infringement. Korean courts rarely give out injunctions in marginal cases in my experience. Daewoo may want to give some thought to settling.


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