LG Loses First Round in U.S. LED Fight With Siemens Unit Osram
lost the first round of a trade dispute brought by Siemens AG (SIE)’s Osram unit over patents covering the manufacture of lighting technology that’s replacing the incandescent bulb. LG and LG Innotek Co. (011070) infringed one Osram patent for light-emitting diodes while a second patent wasn’t infringed, U.S. International Trade Commission Judge David Shaw said yesterday in a notice posted on the agency’s website. The reasons behind the judge’s determination will be made public after both sides get a chance to redact confidential information.