Osram files new patent complaints in South Korea


SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — German lighting manufacturer Osram is filing new patent infringement complaints against South Korean companies amid a global wave of intellectual property disputes in the technology sector.

Osram GmbH and unit Osram Opto Semiconductors GmbH said Monday in a statement that they have recently filed new complaints and legal actions against Samsung and LG units. They include LG Innotek’s alleged infringement of LED, or light emitting diode, patents.

Osram Opto Semiconductors CEO Aldo Kamper said, “We respect the property rights of other companies and expect the same from other market participants.”

LG Innotek and Samsung LED Co. have filed complaints against Osram. They had no immediate comment.