Taiwan Semi Files ITC Complaint Vs. Mainland Rival Over Chip Patents

Law360, New York (August 20, 2004, 12:00 AM EDT) -- Taiwan Semiconductor has filed an unfair import complaint with the U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC), seeking a probe of a mainland rival already targeted in a trade-secret lawsuit in California.

According to ITC records, Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing, Ltd., TSMC North America, and WaferTech L.L.V. filed a " Section 337" unfair import complaint against "certain semiconductor devices and products containing same."

The proposed respondent is Semiconductor Manufacturing International Corporation, which Taiwan Semi has accused of misappropriation of trade secrets, patent infringement, unfair competition and violations of the...
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