LG seeks sales ban on Samsung’s Galaxy Note 10.1 tablet in Korea

LG seeks sales ban on Samsung’s Galaxy Note 10.1 tablet in Korea

The war between Korea’s two biggest mobile makers continues after LG Display moved to ban the sale of Samsung’s Galaxy Note 10.1 tablet on the grounds that it infringes three of its display patents, according to a Dow Jones report.

A statement made to the news agency confirmed that LG has made the request for a sales injunction and is seeking compensation of 1 billion won ($933,000) for each day of the “continued non-compliance”.

The patents at the center of the claim relate to the viewing technology embedded in the tablet’s display panels, which Dow Jones says help enhance the visual quality regardless of the viewing angle. A spokesperson for Samsung Display declined to comment on the “unjustified claims”.

The incident is the latest in a series of blows that the two companies have traded over display patents in the last 18 months. LG actually tried to secure sales injunctions against a range of of Samsung’s most popular devices, including the Galaxy S III, the Galaxy Tab 7.7 and the Galaxy Note, back in September when it cited infringement of seven patents.

That move came just weeks after Samsung itself took action in response to a product leak last year which, it says, saw LG deceptively obtain details of 18 “confidential technologies”. Back in June 2011, 11 researchers connected with Samsung Display were held on charges of leaking confidential details from the firm but LG Displays has repeatedly voiced its innocence.

LG’s new suit comes just over a month after Samsung moved to have seven of its rival’s patents annulled by Korean courts.

We’ve reached out to both companies to see if they have further comment to provide.

H/t Foss Patents, headline image via Ethan Miller / Getty Images

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