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LG.Philips LCD Extends Scope of License with Fergason Patent Properties

Friday, January 11, 2008

Fergason Patent Properties LLC (FPP) announced the extension of the product scope of its existing licensing agreement with LG.Philips LCD Co. Ltd. (LPL) under which FPP has licensed certain rights related to a family of patents that include U.S. patents 5,717,422 and 6,816,141.

The licensed patents relate to System Synchronized Brightness Control (SSBC) technology that improves the video image quality of LCD and projection displays through the synchronous modulation of backlight brightness and the video signal. The process is widely described in the display industry as High Dynamic Range (HDR) video.

"The increasing demand for HDR across the entire range of LCDs required us to extend the scope of the original license completed in 2003," said Charles McLaughlin, VP Licensing for FPP. "LPL was our second licensee and has now expanded the application of HDR control in mobile and notebooks beyond our initial focus in television and monitors."

About LG.Philips LCD

LG.Philips LCD Co., Ltd (NYSE: LPL), (KRX: 034220) is a leading manufacturer and supplier of thin-film transistor liquid crystal display (TFT-LCD) panels.

The company manufactures TFT-LCD panels in a wide range of sizes and specifications for use in TVs, monitors, notebook PCs, and various applications. LG.Philips LCD currently operates seven fabrication facilities and four back-end assembly facilities in Korea, China and Poland. The company has a total of 23,000 employees operating in ten countries around the world. Please visit for more information.

About Fergason Patent Properties

FPP develops and licenses technology and IP related to displays and LCDs. Currently, there are more than ten licensees for the HDR related technology including Panasonic, LPL, Sharp, Samsung, Sony, and JVC. For more information, see or contact Chuck McLaughlin at

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