ITC Staff OKs Cognex, Yxlon Software Patent Deal

Law360, New York (September 25, 2009, 12:58 PM EDT) -- The U.S. International Trade Commission investigative staff has mostly signed off on a settlement between Cognex Corp. and Yxlon International Inc., the second company to resolve Cognex's action over the alleged infringement of a patent covering machine vision software.

The staff filed a response on Thursday supporting a joint motion to terminate the investigation into Yxlon and its German arm, Yxlon International GmbH, finding that the agreement provides an “acceptable basis” to end the action, with the exception of one line of non-standard language.

The staff...
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