The old saw about the propensity for Asian electronics manufacturers to imitate, rather than innovate, still makes the rounds. Only now it is leveled by Japanese companies against Koreans and vice versa, with both sides also trying to slap down the Taiwanese. But it's not just chauvinistic trash talk: These companies are taking each other to court in patent infringement suits across the globe, including in the United States.
Asian Electronics Makers Waging All-Out Patent War
IP Law & Business
June 10, 2009