Samsung and LG to discuss OLED dispute in March, may cross-license

Samsung and LG to discuss OLED dispute in March, may cross-license
The battle between Samsung and LG over OLED technology patents has been winding down recently, and it looks like there may be an end in sight. A new report says that Samsung and LG are planning to discuss the OLED dispute as soon as next month, and there has already been chatter of cross-licensing deals on the table.

The dispute has been going on for a while in Korean courtrooms. It started in 2011, when Samsung suspected researchers of leaking information to LG. In 2012, LG served Samsung with a patent suit, and Samsung moved to have LG patents annulled. But, a bit over a week ago, both sides agreed to drop their respective suits and talk about a resolution. Now, it seems those talks will happen next month. 

Even better, both LG Display chief executive Han Sang-beom and Samsung Display chief executive Kim Ki-nam have expressed willingness to resolve the dispute. Kim even went so far as to say that Samsung is "considering cross licensing patents". So, the end is in sight.

source: Yonhap via The Next Web

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4 Comments

1. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

I'm glad Samsung and LG are handling this the right way, unlike some companies.

3. Wiki_jaan

Posts: 704; Member since: Jun 24, 2012

all u know wat he mean ............. :p

4. Diego!

Posts: 880; Member since: Jun 15, 2009

LOL @Wiki_jaan But you're right! :)

2. jroc74

Posts: 6023; Member since: Dec 30, 2010

I would really like to know who was in the right tho. All I know is for HDTV's LG and Samsung make some beauties. I regret not getting an LG 3D TV....I got a Toshiba. Samsung's cost too much for what I wanted.

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