Whirlpool Corp. has taken aggressive, new legal steps against LG Electronics Inc., of South Korea, and its U.S. and Mexican affiliates. Whirlpool has asserted four additional patents against LG in an action pending in Delaware district court. Whirlpool Corporation’s claims in that action state that several LG-manufactured refrigerator products imported into the U.S. infringe on these additional patents. Whirlpool is asking for injunctive relief and monetary damages in the matter.
The patents safeguard proprietary technologies associated with product reliability, performance, and quality, including structure and stability of the refrigerator interior; quality and performance of ice dispenser; and food storage features.