When it comes to patent battles it’s like a huge game of cat and mouse between the big players in the smartphone and tablet market, such as Apple, LG and Samsung. We already know that the latter two are already involved in patent disputes, but there’s now a new one to add to the list, and that is the Samsung Galaxy 10.1 tablet. It seems that LG Display Co. are not happy and have claimed that the display panel in Samsung’s larger tablet infringes on LG patents.
LG now plans to block sales of the very popular Galaxy Note 10.1 and has even said that for everyday they do not comply they will be charged 1 billion won ($933,000) each day. If LG claims that Samsung is in violation of patent infringements, then how come Samsung’s display always seem to be far more superior? This is also the case with their TVs, because I’ve always chosen Samsung over their Korean rival as the display is also of a far better quality.
According to a report LG Display say that the technology being infringed helps to boost the visual quality of a display, which makes what I said above all the more interesting. How can Samsung take someone’s technology and improve on it?
As expected Samsung Display have defended themselves by saying that they have not infringed LG patents and they will act in response to this latest claim. We now seem to live in a world where trying to win patent disputes is a major part of business, and while using someone’s intellectual property is wrong, it just don’t seem right for these companies to get completely consumed by it either.
Who do you believe is in the right, and let’s say that LG were in the right, then how come in most cases Samsung displays always seem far better?