Sept 28 Whirlpool Corp, the world's
largest appliance maker, and LG Electronics Inc
settled three pending patent infringement lawsuits involving
refrigerators, the companies said on Friday.
Terms of the settlement are confidential and the companies
did not disclose details about the patents.
The companies had been battling over such issues as patents
for ice storage bins in some refrigerators.
The agreement ends "years of patent litigation between LG
and Whirlpool" and will result in "the dismissal of three
pending patent infringement lawsuits involving several LG and
Whirlpool patents" in the U.S. district courts in Delaware and
New Jersey, the companies said in a statement.