And just like that, all is right in the television world again. Or, at
least between two giants in the industry who have been at each other's
throats lately. LG and Vizio have been fighting over patents the past
few years, but it looks like they're both resolving to let bygones be
bygones in 2011. Vizio
just announced that they have signed a settlement agreement together with cross license agreements ending a patent dispute with LG Electronics.
If you can remember that far back, these disputes started in 2008. For
around three years now, both companies have been bickering about who
owns what, and who owes what. The settlement encompasses
actions that LGE and VIZIO filed in the
U.S. including in the International Trade Commission resulting in
various orders and determinations, but none of the terms will be
released to the public. Both parties will be filing requests to have the
disputes thrown out in the appropriate courts, and we're left to assume
that both will continue with business as usual now that the case is
finally off of their backs.
Who's the real winner here? Hard to say between these two, but at least
they'll be spending less in legal fees and hopefully more on R&D to
get better products out to the world at large.
VIZIO Resolves Patent Dispute with LG Electronics
Irvine, CA -- November 18, 2010 -- VIZIO, America's HDTV and Consumer Electronics Company, announced today that it has signed a settlement agreement together with cross license agreements ending a patent dispute with LG Electronics, Inc. ("LGE") that began in 2008.
The settlement encompasses actions that LGE and VIZIO filed in the U.S. including in the International Trade Commission resulting in various orders and determinations. The terms of the settlement agreement and the cross license agreements were not released. The parties will file requests for dismissal of all outstanding actions in the appropriate courts.