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What: Universal Display
So what: Good question. As there's no news of note concerning the stock today, it would appear the selling is a continuation of the fear-inspiring news of earlier this week: Korea's Duksan Hi-Metal Co. is challenging UDC's patents for OLED technology.
Now what: A loss of patent protection would imperil the royalty revenues that UDC collects from customers such as Samsung. When you consider that even with these patents, the company still isn't profitable, a Fool shudders to think what would happen if the patents went away. Personally, I wasn't too hot on UDC's prospects to begin with. This week's news does nothing to change my opinion of the stock.
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