Ireland-based OLED IP company Solas OLED announced that a jury in the US district court in Texas has found Samsung Display and Samsung Electronics liable to Solas for wilfully infringing two fundamental OLED patents (USPTO #7,446,338 and #9,256,311). The jury awarded solas with $62.7 million in damages.
Solas says that these patents are required for AMOLED to function - these patents were used in the OLED displays used in Samsung's Galaxy S and Galaxy Note smartphones.
Last month Solas announced that it has filed a new patent infringement lawsuit in Germany against Samsung Electronics - it did not specify the exact patents, but these are OLED related again. Beyond the Germany trial and the US one that we just wrote about, Solas also has a pending trial against Samsung before the International Trade Commission.
In November 2020 we reported that Solas prevailed in its patent infringement action in Germany against LG Display, LG Electronics and Sony - and the case was later settled when LG Display signed a license with Solar OLED. Solas dropped two lawsuits it filed in the US against Samsung Electronics and LG Electronics. In 2020 Solas OLED has also filed a lawsuit in the US against Apple for OLED stack patent infringements.