The Straits Times
Published on Dec 28, 2012

LG seeks ban on Samsung tablet sales in Korea


SEOUL (AFP) - South Korea's LG display said on Friday it had asked a Seoul court to ban the domestic sale of Samsung's Galaxy Note 10.1 tablet computer, citing alleged patent infringements.

The company, in the injunction filed on Wednesday, accused Samsung Electronics of infringing three of its patents on the liquid crystal display (LCD) panels used on the Galaxy Note.

"Through this action, LG Display seeks to completely stop the sale, manufacture and importation of the infringing Samsung product," LG Display said in a press release.

LG Display also said it would request compensation amounting to 1.0 billion won (S$1.14 million) per day in the event of continued non-compliance.