SK Innovation files a lawsuit against LG Chem, LG Electronics over battery patent infringement in the U.S.
SK Innovation files a lawsuit against LG Chem, LG Electronics over battery patent infringement in the U.S.
  • Jung Jun-ho
  • 승인 2019.09.02 06:40
  • 댓글 0
이 기사를 공유합니다

LG says, ‘It is regrettable for SK Innovation to file an unnecessary patent infringement complaint’

SK Innovation filed the suit with a U.S. court, claiming that LG Chem and LG Electronics infringed on SK Innovation's battery patents.

SK Innovation said on Aug. 30 that it will file a lawsuit against LG Chem and the company's local subsidiary LG Chem Michigan Inc. with the U.S. International Trade Commission and a federal court, while also filing a suit against LG Electronics with the federal court. 

"Not only LG Chem, which infringed on our patents as a direct competitor of battery business, but also LG Electronics, which produces and sells battery modules and packs after receiving battery cells from LG Chem, were included in the lawsuits," SK Innovation said.

In April, LG Chem filed a lawsuit with the U.S. ITC and the Delaware District Court against SK Innovation, claiming that it infringed on its business secrets by taking out key battery workers.

In response, SK Innovation filed a suit against LG Chem in June to claim damages for defamation charges, and decided to file a counter suit in the U.S. on the same day.

SK Innovation claimed that after LG Chem filed the suit in April, it made various efforts to resolve the issue, but it did not happen.

“The door to dialogue is always open, as we believe that it is more productive to strive to solve the problem through dialogue and cooperation, even now," said Lim Soo-gil, a public relations head at SK Innovation.

In response, LG Chem said on Aug. 30, “It is very sorry that the rival company filed an unnecessary patent infringement complaint in an attempt to turn the situation, while the ITC lawsuit it filed to protect its legitimate rights is under way.”

"If SK Innovation will admit its wrongdoing and promise to make a sincere apology and prevent a recurrence, we will always engage in dialogue," it added.


댓글삭제
삭제한 댓글은 다시 복구할 수 없습니다.
그래도 삭제하시겠습니까?
댓글 0
댓글쓰기
계정을 선택하시면 로그인·계정인증을 통해
댓글을 남기실 수 있습니다.

  • Korea IT Times: Copyright(C) 2004, Korea IT Times. .Allrights reserved.
  • #1206, 36-4 Yeouido-dong, Yeongdeungpo-gu, Seoul, Korea(Postal Code 07331)
  • 서울특별시 영등포구 여의도동 36-4 (국제금융로8길 34) / 오륜빌딩 1206호
  • * Mobile News: m.koreaittimes.com
  • * Internet news: www.koreaittimes.com
  • * Editorial Div. 02-578-0434 / 010-2442-9446 * PR Global/AD: 82-2-578-0678.
  • * IT Times Canada: Willow St. Vancouver BC
  • 070-7008-0005
  • * Email: info@koreaittimes.com
ND소프트