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Pioneer Files Patent Infringement Lawsuit Against Samsung SDI.

Tokyo, Japan, Sept 25, 2006 - (JCN JCN Japan Corporate News
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 Newswire) - Pioneer Corporation today announced that it has filed a complaint against Samsung SDI (1) (Serial Digital Interface) A physical interface widely used for transmitting digital video in various formats. For electrical transmission, it uses a high grade of coaxial cable and a single BNC connector with Teflon insulation.  Co., Ltd. (SDI) and several other Samsung companies in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas alleging SDI's infringement of Pioneer patents (*1) related to plasma display panel See plasma display.  (PDP (1) (Plasma Display Panel) See plasma display.

(2) (Policy Decision Point) See COPS and XACML.

(3) (Programmed Data P
) technology. Pioneer seeks a court order against enjoining en·join  
tr.v. en·joined, en·join·ing, en·joins
1. To direct or impose with authority and emphasis.

2. To prohibit or forbid. See Synonyms at forbid.
 sales of infringing SDI products and compensation for past infringement.

Pioneer is a leading innovator in PDP technology and has developed a portfolio of fundamental patents in the field. Pioneer has been negotiating in good faith with SDI for a license to Pioneer's PDP patent portfolio since April of 2005. Pioneer, however determined that litigation An action brought in court to enforce a particular right. The act or process of bringing a lawsuit in and of itself; a judicial contest; any dispute.

When a person begins a civil lawsuit, the person enters into a process called litigation.
 was necessary in order to protect the value of its intellectual property in the PDP product field.

(*1) Pioneer patents in suit

U.S. Patent No. 5,182,489: Plasma display having increased brightness

U.S. Patent No. 5,640,068: Surface discharge plasma display

About Pioneer Corporation

Pioneer Corporation is one of the leading manufacturers of consumer and business-use electronics products such as audio, video and car electronics on a global scale.

Source: Pioneer Corporation

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