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PSU research foundation suit against Samsung dismissed

The patent infringement lawsuit the Penn State Research Foundation filed against Samsung Electronics Co. and three of its affiliates has been voluntarily dismissed.

On Thursday, the parties filed a stipulation of voluntary dismissal in U.S. Middle District Court in Williamsport. No details were provided.

The suit alleged that Samsung had infringed on a Penn State patent for a cellphone component.

The foundation, the technology transfer agent of Penn State, had sought an injunction to prevent the sale of certain products, including the Galaxy S111 and Samsung Galaxy S4

The patent Samsung was accused of violating is titled “organic light emitters with improved carrier injection” and was issued April 13, 2004.

Penn State contended Samsung was aware of the patent because it failed in May 2004 to obtain its own patent. Samsung has never been licensed under the Penn State patent, according to the suit.

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