Samsung

DEFENDANT NAME: Samsung Electronics Company, Ltd.
STOCK SYMBOL: KSE: 005930.KS
CASE NUMBER: 1:12-cv-00804
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COURT: U.S. District Court for the District of Delaware
PRACTICE AREA: Intellectual Property, Patent Litigation
STATUS: Settled
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DATE FILED: 06/22/12
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Hagens Berman filed a patent lawsuit against Samsung Electronics Co. (KSE: 005930.KS) alleging that the company’s line of Android-based smart phones and tablets infringe a patent covering the use of certain finger gestures on touchscreen devices.

The lawsuit, filed June 22, 2012, in the United States District Court for the District of Delaware, was filed by Hagens Berman on behalf of Flatworld Interactives, LLC, a company specializing in commercialization of touchscreen technology. The company was founded by Dr. Slavko Milekic, a Professor of Cognitive Science & Digital Design at the University of the Arts in Philadelphia, Penn.

According to the complaint, Professor Milekic developed gesture recognition touch screens for use by children as an easier and more intuitive means of interacting with a computer.

The lawsuit alleges that Samsung’s Android-based smartphones and tablets, as well as its Samsung Galaxy media player, infringe U.S. Patent No. RE 43,318, entitled User Interface for Removing an Object From a Display, which is registered to Flatworld.

The patent allegedly covers the use of certain finger gestures commonly used on Samsung devices, including a “flick” of the finger used to remove images from the display.

The lawsuit sought a ruling from the court affirming that Samsung has infringed the patent, an injunction enjoining Samsung from continued infringement, and an award of damages to compensate Flatworld.

The case settled on confidential terms.


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