Vizio, TPV Can't Touch TV Patent's Validity: Funai

Law360, New York (November 13, 2009, 1:27 PM EST) -- Funai Electric Co Ltd. has asked the U.S. International Trade Commission to bar Vizio Inc. and TPV International Inc. from presenting expert testimony on the validity of a Funai patent in a proceeding Funai brought against them to enforce an earlier exclusion order by the ITC.

In a motion filed Thursday, Funai said that the issue of its patent's invalidity had already been litigated in an earlier Section 337 proceeding, in which the ITC barred Vizio and TPV from importing televisions that infringed a Funai patent....
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