Samsung and Sharp, like any good pair of competitors, have been slapping
each other around for years now
. Specifically, Sharp tagged Samsung with an LCD patent infringement lawsuit
back in the latter half of 2007, and at long last the courts have made a decision. In short, Samsung wins. The Wall Street Journal
has an exceptionally brief writeup noting that Sammy has declared victory in the case as a Tokyo court "upheld a Samsung Electronics' countersuit filed last June that claimed that Sharp LCD TV products infringed on Samsung's patents." There's no word on what affect this will have on either firm, but feel free to cheer / cry at the office today in order to truly show your fanboy colors at work.