Sony says some LG phones sold in the US infringe it patents
Sony has just sued LG Electronics in the US, claiming that some LG phones and modems sold Stateside are infringing a number of its patents.
Sony has filed the patent infringement complaint with the US ITC (International Trade Commission) and, according to Reuters, it seeks to prevent LG from shipping handsets like the LG Quantum, LG Encore, LG Accolade, LG Neon, LG Rumor Touch and others.
The Android-based LG Optimus One, available in the US via most major carriers (under different names), doesn’t seem to be included on the list.
Reportedly, the infringed patents are related to caller ID technology, transmission power, and microphone devices in phones.
LG didn’t comment on the matter, saying that it is its policy “not to discuss pending litigation.”