LG Electronics accuses Turkish firm of stealing IP

Home > Business > Industry

print dictionary print

LG Electronics accuses Turkish firm of stealing IP

LG Electronics has filed a lawsuit in a German court against Turkey’s Beko, claiming the company’s use of a steam technology in its laundry machines infringed on LG’s intellectual property.
 
The case was filed in the Mannheim District Court, the company said in a statement Wednesday.
 
The patent, which LG claims was wrongfully copied from its washing machines, prevents steam from being dispersed in certain wash modes that deal with heat-sensitive garments. Normally, steam is used to sterilize and straighten out wrinkles on clothes, but steam can damage heat-sensitive garments.
 
Last September, the company filed a lawsuit against Arcelik and its German affiliates Beko Deutschland and Grundig Intermedia in connection with freezer door ice-making technology contained in LG’s Side-by-Side refrigerators.
 
By Song Kyoung-son

More in Industry

Robofork

Big business recoils at new legal legislation

Hyundai Mobis has developed a hydrogen-powered forklift

Asiana adapts passenger plane to carry more cargo

Eastar Jet CEO threatens to sue pilot union for libel

Log in to Twitter or Facebook account to connect
with the Korea JoongAng Daily
help-image Social comment?
lock icon

To write comments, please log in to one of the accounts.

Standards Board Policy (0/250자)

What’s Popular Now