SANYO Electric Co., Ltd. has today filed LCD patent infringement
lawsuits against Sharp Corporation in the Tokyo District Court.
In these lawsuits, SANYO seeks permanent injunctions and compensatory
damages for the LCD modules of televisions and mobile phones
manufactured and sold by SHARP, which are based on four LCD-related
patents* owned by SANYO.
These asserted patents relate to the technology that widens the range
of the viewing angle of the LCD and improves the display quality,
SANYO has developed the technology of the wide viewing angle in
vertical alignment method, which is used in a lot of LCD televisions
and high-definition display mobile phones, and been granting licenses
under LCD patents owned by SANYO to domestic and overseas major LCD
* Regarding the LCD modules of televisions, based on Japanese Patent
(JP) 3,005,418, JP 3,011,720 and JP 4,353,660. Regarding the LCD
modules of mobile phones, based on JP 3,011,720 and JP 3,723,336.