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LG Electronics Files Patent Infringement Action Against Whirlpool
May 18, 2004
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LG Electronics, Inc. announced that it has filed a patent infringement action against Whirlpool Corporation.

In the lawsuit, filed in the United States District Court of New Jersey, LG charges Whirlpool with infringing LG's U.S. Patent Nos. 5,461,886; 5,768,731; and 5,339,474 through the marketing of Whirlpool's Calypso and Duet model washing machines.

LG said it believes that Whirlpool has improperly infringed upon its exclusive rights by incorporating its '886 and '474 patented inventions in the Whirlpool Calypso model washing machines and its '731 patented inventions in the Whirlpool Duet model washing machines. LG is seeking to collect damages for past infringement and is asking that Whirlpool stop using LG's patented technologies in its washing machines.

"We are committed to protecting and defending LG's patent rights to the fullest extent of the law," says Daniel Lee, director, Marketing Communications, LG Home Appliances. "LG's innovations and patented technologies are the results of extensive LG research and development efforts to provide consumers with the best products and value. LG has grown rapidly due to product innovation, which has been changing the marketplace. LG's patented innovations must and will be protected."

LG says it has been granted more 3,000 U.S. patents and that in 2003, it filed more than 1,300 patent applications in the United States Patent and Trademark Office. The company expects to file 1,300 more applications in 2004.

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