Epistar LED Probe Burns Out Pre-ITC Review

Law360, New York (August 6, 2009, 4:49 PM EDT) -- A unit of Royal Philips Electronics NV has terminated a patent proceeding it brought before the U.S. International Trade Commission against Taiwan-based Epistar Corp. because the patent-at-issue will expire before the ITC is able to complete its investigation.

Philips Lumileds Lighting Co. LLC filed a motion to terminate the investigation with the ITC on Wednesday, noting that the patent-at-issue will expire on Dec. 18, well before the commission will be able to conduct further proceedings in the remanded case.

On May 24, the U.S. Court of...
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