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ITC Vindicates LG Electronics In Microprocessor Patent Case

WASHINGTON, Feb. 19, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- LG Electronics received a favorable final determination from the U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC) in a microprocessor patent infringement case. 

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Technology Properties Limited LLC (TPL) and affiliated companies filed a complaint in the ITC against LG and other respondents in July 2012, alleging infringement of U.S. Patent No. 5,809,336 related to variable speed system clocks in microprocessors.

LG maintained from the beginning that it does not violate any patent rights asserted by TPL and its co-complainants, and LG vigorously defended its products against TPL's claims during a seven-day trial in the ITC in June 2013.

After considering the evidence presented at trial, an ITC Administrative Law Judge (ALJ) issued an initial determination in September 2013 in which he found no infringement by LG. Although TPL challenged the ALJ's initial determination, the ITC Commissioners issued their final determination today confirming the ALJ's ruling of no infringement by LG.

Dr. Joosup Kim, vice president, Intellectual Property Center, LG Electronics, Inc., said, "LG Electronics has always believed that TPL's patent does not apply to LG products. We are pleased that the ITC's final determination vindicates LG's position."

About LG Electronics USA
LG Electronics USA, Inc., based in Englewood Cliffs, N.J., is the North American subsidiary of LG Electronics, Inc., a $52 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 2013 ENERGY STAR® Partner of the Year. For more information, please visit www.lg.com.

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