The Penn State Research Foundation has filed a patent infringement lawsuit against Samsung (Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd., Samsung Electronics America, Inc., Samsung Telecommunications America, LLC, and Samsung Display Co., Ltd.). The case revolves around Galaxy smartphones.
Penn State Research Foundation's formal complaint before the court states that Samsung has infringed upon their 2004 patent 6,720,572 (the '572 patent) titled "Organic Light Emitters with Improved Carrier Injection."
More specifically, they allege that Samsung's Galaxy SIII, the Galaxy S4 and similar products continue to infringe upon their intellectual property.
The Penn State Research Foundation's complaint further notes that the "Defendant Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. has known of the '572 patent since at least May 12, 2010 when its own patent application number 7,863,628 was rejected under 35 U.S.C. § 103(a) as unpatentable over the '572 patent.
Thereafter, Defendants had actual notice of Plaintiff Penn State's claim that the '572 patent covered the Samsung Galaxy SIII and/or S4 products. Defendants have at no time, either expressly or impliedly, been licensed under the '572 patent."
The Penn State Research Foundation is seeking a "reasonable royalty" from Samsung should they be found guilty of patent infringement.
The patent infringement case presented in today's report was filed in the Pennsylvania Middle District Court, Williamsport Office. The Presiding Judge in this case is noted as being Judge Matthew W. Brann.
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