Capacitor Patent Claim Survives Samsung Challenge

Law360, New York (May 17, 2010, 4:12 PM EDT) -- A U.S. International Trade Commission administrative law judge has denied a bid by Samsung Electro-Mechanics Co. Ltd. to invalidate a Murata Manufacturing Co. Ltd. patent claim related to ceramic capacitors, rejecting the advice of the commission's staff.

Administrative Law Judge E. James Gildea on Friday denied Samsung's motion for summary determination that one claim of U.S. Patent Number 6,014,309 is invalid. The order was filed under seal.

Attorneys for the parties could not immediately be reached for comment Monday.

The ruling is part of an ongoing...
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