Macronix seeks ban on Spansion non-volatile memory devices and all products containing such devices
Under a general exclusion order, even a company that is not named in a complaint at the US International Trade Commission (ITC) can have its products seized by US Customs if infringement by other companies’ products is found. As a result, even manufacturers who are not party to the investigation may nevertheless discover that their products are subject to exclusion. Some companies, after learning that many of their competitors have been named in an ITC proceeding, have invested millions of dollars increasing production of goods imported into the US only later to realise that they have also been sued (but not named) and their products can be seized by US Customs.
On 30 December 2013, memory chip manufacturer Macronix International Co Ltd and Macronix America Inc (collectively Macronix) filed a complaint at the ITC seeking, among other things, a general exclusion order barring the importation of products, allegedly infringing three of its US patents covering certain non-volatile memory (NVM) devices.
The named respondents are Spansion Inc, Spansion LLC and Spansion (Thailand) Ltd (collectively Spansion) along with Spansion’s downstream customers Delphi Automotive Systems LLC, Beats Electronics LLC, Harman International Industries Inc, Harman Becker Automotive Systems Inc, Harman Becker Automotive GmbH, Ruckus Wireless Inc and Tellabs Inc…
If you are registered and logged in to the site, click on the link below to read the rest of the Allen & Overy briefing. If not, please register or sign in with your details below.
News from Allen & Overy
News from The Lawyer
Briefings from Allen & Overy
Keeping track of the latest European developments, as well as domestic trends and changes, can be difficult — all the more so for multinational businesses.
For most HR practitioners and in-house counsel, keeping abreast of domestic legal developments can be challenging. For those with a multi-national remit, the task is huge.
Analysis from The Lawyer
Why has Herbert Smith Freehills (HSF) decided to walk away from the Singapore qualifying foreign law practice (QFLP) scheme?
The law school war shows no signs of ending. But we have, perhaps, reached the end of the beginning.