The patents that were in dispute cover a multitude of sins, sorry things, including digi TVs, mobile phones, and Blu-ray players.
The companies decided their shareholders need not know financial details of their settlement.
Sony also complained to the ITC that handsets made by LG – formerly South Korean company Lucky Goldstar – should not be allowed into the USA.
The patent wars spread to Europe, as they often do in such cases. But Sony and LG decided to sit together and smoke a pipe of peace, rather than escalate the dispute into a full blown conflagration.