Samsung suing LG, claims infringement on OLED technologies

The Samsung-LG rivalry is back at it again. Samsung is retaliating for LG’s September lawsuit with a suit of their own. This time, Samsung is seeking to have seven patents granted to LG rendered invalid based upon previous infringement with some of their own. Samsung has long been producing Organic Light-Emitting Diode (OLED) displays, and many of their current gen Active-Matrix Organic Light-Emitting Diode displays (AMOLED) are being used is products around the world. This type of screen is immensely popular because of its ability to function without a backlight that many other kinds of displays require.

While both LG and Samsung produce similar displays. The function of them is quite different; LG uses their screens mainly for TV’s while Samsung focuses mainly upon mobile devices. Recently, with LG’s Optimus G line of phones and Samsung’s latest line of TV’s both companies have been stepping into each other’s territories. This dispute could potentially setting the boundary between these two markets for display technology and grant Samsung a strong monopoly in the mobile display market.

Source: Yonhap News

  • Nudo

    Either way, Android rules the day :)



  • RTWright

    I hate to inform William here, but Samsung does in fact make things other than Android devices. Lots of them actually with a lot of new models on the way, their screens are used on Televisions and Monitors of sizes from 21″ to 80″ and they’re incredible. LG is the same way. But to say Samsung focuses mainly on mobile? Wrong! Look at some of their systems and you might actually get a bit more informative with later posts.