Samsung Shouldn't Suffer From Legal Spat

Patent allegations made by rival Sharp may sting, but the Korean giant can take solace from the prospect of an upswing in the LCD and memory chip industries

A U.S. lawsuit filed by Japan's Sharp (SHCAY) is the latest of a string of unexpected shocks for Samsung Electronics (SSNGY). On Aug. 6, in a lawsuit filed in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Texas, Sharp accused the South Korean electronics giant of infringing upon five of its patents related to liquid-crystal display technologies.

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