The US Trade Commission has launched an investigation into alleged patent violations by Samsung

SEOUL, Sept. 23 (Yonhap) — The US International Trade Commission said Friday it has launched an investigation into alleged patent violations by Samsung Electronics involving external electronic displays.

The formal investigation began after a complaint was filed on August 19 by Manufacturing Resources International (MRI), an Atlanta-based outdoor and semi-outdoor digital LCD maker, which claimed the South Korean tech giant had infringed on its five patents.

The patents relate to cooling systems for electronic displays used in outdoor kiosks, according to a notice published by the International Trade Center.

The MRI claimed that products from Samsung Electronics and its subsidiaries Samsung SDS Co. Some of its patents are infringed.

The US company has asked ITC, as a result of the investigation, to “issue a limited exclusion order and cease and desist orders” against Samsung, according to the notice.

Samsung has been expanding its indoor and outdoor digital signage business in recent years. The company has been involved in the New York Mets stadium renovation project for several years as a partner in display and technology solutions.

It has also been tapped to provide technology solutions to Hollywood Park in California, home to SoFi Stadium, which is currently being developed into a massive shopping and entertainment district.

Samsung declined to comment on this matter.

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