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December 2nd, 2008

Canon to launch innovative TV after Applied Nanotech drops appeal

Abstract:
Canon, the Japanese consumer electronics group, is clear to launch a new type of television set after winning a patent lawsuit that has delayed its progress for more than three years.

Nasdaq-listed Applied Nano-tech, which had sued the Japanese company for illegally sub-licensing its patents, told the Financial Times it had decided not to appeal to the US Supreme Court. "It would probably be a futile effort," said Douglas Baker, Applied Nanotech's chief financial officer.

Canon can now press ahead with television sets based on surface-conduction electron-emitter displays, or SED. Such TVs can produce the wide viewing angle and deep colours of a traditional cathode-ray TV set but are as thin as a liquid-crystal or plasma display.

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