무제 문서
 
 
Home > Material Room > News Letter
 
 
 

Newsletter/ September 30, 2001 No. 80

Canon instituted a suit against Samsung Electricity by reason of infringement of the patent.

Japanese Canon announced that they instituted a suit against Samsung Electricity because the light-sensitive drum for the laser printer of Samsung Electricity infringed their patent right.
The light-sensitive drum is one of the main parts to which power from the printer body is transmitted.
Canon has asserted their own patent right against Samsung Electricity several times, but finally came to sue Samsung Electricity for an infringement of patent since they couldn't obtain a satisfactory response from Samsung Electricity.

The rapid increase of patent applications related to home network

Home network technology is applied to electric home appliances, thereby patent applications related to home network are increasing rapidly.
According to the KIPO's report, the number of applications related to home network was 86 cases in 1996, but it increased 6 times or more to 516 cases last year.
The reason why the technology increase rapidly is that people want to use a high-quality image, video image meeting, digital movie, home electronic control system, etc.
with the development of moving image compression technology, digital signal process technology and the like.
According to this, it is analyzed that as electronic home appliances companies successively produce digital products in which network technology are used, the home-network relating applications are increasing.
Home network means a communication network which can provide communication and control function by connecting various kinds of digital home appliances such as TV, camcoder, computer, printer, scanner and so on.

The first decision of compensation of damage against infringement of intellectual property right on the internet.

The court decided a compensation of damage due to the infringement of intellectual property against those who distribute music files illegally through internet sites.
A common site where people can give and take music files, such as 'Soribada(Sound Sea)' which was prosecuted recently, was punished, thereby it is expected to have an influence on to the cyber business field.
Seoul district court decided a compensation of damage against the representative of an information communication company of 'Internet Empire' that provided a site through which users can download free Korean pop songs on the internet and exchange music and movable image files with each other.

Pump doesn't infringe a design patent right of DDR.

The patent court decided that a game machine by Andamiro 'Pump it up' doesn't infringe a design patent right of DDR of Japanese Konami.
The patent court gave a decision that a design of 'Pump it up' doesn't belong to right scope of registered DDR design in an intermediate appeal instituted by Konami,.
It is interesting that this decision of the patent court is equal to a KIPO's decision in March.
Therefore, if Konami doesn't appeal to the Supreme Court, this suit results in a win for Andamiro.
This decision of the patent court will also have an influence on a suit which Konami instituted against Andamiro in the Seoul local civil court last May.
One legal professional said that it is possible for the civil court to follow a decision of the patent court because it is less specialized than the patent court as for a design patent right.

A dispute about the copyright of 'Portris' was solved.

 
 
 
 
무제 문서