Pioneer has filed a patent infringement lawsuit against Samsung for plasma display panel (PDP) technology.

In question is US patent 5,128,489, which covers the production process of a chemical used in plasma display panels, and US patent 5,640,068, which deals with a surface discharge plasma display.

The lawsuit was filed in Texas and asks the court to halt sales of Samsung SDI products and compensation. No further details of the lawsuit are yet available.

Pioneer filed the lawsuit after a year and a half of talks between the two companies broke down.