Sharp Electronics announced Monday afternoon that it had filed a federal patent infringement lawsuit against rival Samsung. At issue are five LCD-related technology patents that Sharp says Samsung has infringed in its own flat-panel TVs and mobile phones.
Covered under the suit, which was filed in U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas, are LCD modules, as well as TVs, monitors, and mobile phones that use them. Sharp says it holds the five patents, which cover driving methods, guard wiring, formation of electrodes, and a certain variety of optical film.
In the suit, Sharp seeks compensatory damages, as well as a ruling to prevent further sales of affected products by Samsung.