LG Electronics Prevails In Broadcast Parental Control Blocking Technology Patent Case

ENGLEWOOD CLIFFS, N.J., Dec. 13, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- LG Electronics, Inc. and LG Electronics U.S.A., Inc. received a favorable decision from the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit in a patent infringement case relating to broadcast parental control blocking technology for televisions and set-top boxes.  The Federal Circuit appeals court affirmed the victory LG previously obtained from the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York.

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LG's victory at the Federal Circuit appeals court comes after Wi-LAN Inc., a Canadian licensing company, filed an appeal on the Southern District of New York federal district court's granting of LG's motion for summary judgment of non-infringement in March 2012.  Wi-LAN had filed the lawsuit against LG in January 2010 alleging that LG's televisions and set-top boxes infringed U.S. Patent No. 5,828,402. 

LG said that it is pleased with the Federal Circuit's decision affirming the prior finding of no infringement by LG.  LG further stated that it will continue to vigorously defend itself where it does not infringe valid patent rights.

About LG Electronics USA
LG Electronics USA, Inc., based in Englewood Cliffs, N.J., is the North American subsidiary of LG Electronics, Inc., a $49 billion global force and technology leader in consumer electronics, home appliances and mobile communications. In the United States, LG Electronics sells a range of stylish and innovative home entertainment products, mobile phones, home appliances and business solutions, all under LG's "Life's Good" marketing theme. LG Electronics is a 2012 ENERGY STAR® Partner of the Year. For more information, please visit www.lg.com.

SOURCE LG Electronics USA, Inc.


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