LG to "actively respond" to Sony patent lawsuit over phone infringement

New details on Sony's patent lawsuit against LG have emerged, with the Korean company saying it "will take action and actively respond" to claims that over ten LG handsets infringe on Sony technology. Sony is seeking an injunction on LG imports into the US, alleging the devices use audio and microphone technology, caller ID systems and radio transmission tech that Sony and the Sony Ericsson joint venture have patented.

Sony has also claimed that LG infringes on the patents of some of its licensees, including Samsung and Nokia, though neither company has made an official statement at this time. The handsets potentially affected by the import ban would include theĀ Encore, LG Accolade, Neon, Quantum and Rumor Touch.