ITC Won't Toss Patent Testimony Against Amkor

Law360, New York (September 8, 2009, 7:44 PM EDT) -- Semiconductor packaging company Carsem Sdn Bhd can use expert testimony that says rival Amkor Technology Inc.'s patent claims are obvious, the U.S. International Trade Commission has ruled.

Administrative Law Judge Charles Bullock on Sept. 3 denied a motion from Amkor to strike the testimony of Dr. Kenneth Gilleo, who has said Amkor's patents are obvious in light of a patent held by ASAT Inc. and various other references.

The decision is a setback for Amkor in an unusually long-running Section 337 investigation, launched in December 2003...
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