May 16, 2014

LG Electronics Succeeds at US Supreme Court

A Korean company has succeeded in a matter before the Supreme Court of the United States, and that in itself is notable.

Hearing a dispute earlier this week between LG Electroncis and US wireless technologies company InterDigital, the Court essentially accepted LG’s argument that a dispute between the Korean electronics company and InterDigital could be resolved through arbitration. The Court's ruling overturned an earlier Federal Circuit Court decision.

The suit, commenced in 2011 when InterDigital filed suit against LG Electronics for patent fees.  That suit was heard by the US International Trade Commission (ITC).  The ITC ruled in favor of LG Electronics, stating that the case must be resolved through arbitration.


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Sean Hayes may be contacted at: SeanHayes@ipglegal.com. Sean Hayes is co-chair of the Korea Practice Team at IPG Legal. He is the first non-Korean attorney to have worked for the Korean court system (Constitutional Court of Korea) and one of the first non-Koreans to be a regular member of a Korean law faculty. He has, recently, been ranked as one of only two non-Korean attorneys as a Top Attorney working in Korea by AsiaLaw.