On April 30, 2010, The Honorable Joseph J. Farnan, Jr. issued the opinion setting forth the Court’s findings of fact and conclusions of law in the second phase of the patent infringement action captioned LG Display Co., Ltd. v. AU Optronics Corp., C.A. No. 06-726-JJF (D.Del.). In the second phase, the claims at issue were those asserted by LG Display Co., Ltd. ("LGD") alleging infringement of four patents against AU Optronics Corporation ("AUO") as well as AUO’s invalidity defense. In its latest opinion, the Court defined the disputed terms in the asserted patents and concluded that LGD did not establish by a preponderance of the evidence that AUO infringes the asserted patents. The Court also concluded that AUO did not establish by clear and convincing evidence that the asserted patents are invalid.
Readers may recall that, in February 2010, Judge Farnan issued the opinion setting forth the Court’s findings of fact and conclusions of law in the first phase of this patent infringement action which addressed AUO’s patent infringement claims against LGD and LGD’s invalidity defense. See Blog Posting of February 21, 2010. In the first phase opinion, the Court concluded that AUO did establish by a preponderance of the evidence that LGD infringed the patents asserted by AUO in this action, and LGD did not establish by clear and convincing evidence that such patents were invalid.
Thus, the Court ruled in favor of AUO in both phases of the action following the bench trial that took place in June 2009. A complete copy of the second phase opinion is attached.