China’s Haier sues Samsung, LG over TV patents in New York

Chinese electronics manufacturer Haier filed a lawsuit against South Korean rivals Samsung and LG Electronics and some others over their monopoly on patents related to the production of televisions with a New York court, according to news reports Thursday.

Haier claimed in the suit that Korean TV makers and others pay a patent licensing company named MPEG LA too much for royalties for patents required by the US Federal Communications Commission for manufacturing digital TVs.

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