ITC Sides With Apple In Touch-Screen Patent Suit

Law360, New York (October 15, 2010, 2:53 PM EDT) -- The investigative staff for the U.S. International Trade Commission has sided with Apple Inc. in its battle with a Taiwanese chip maker over a patent for touch-screen technology.

The Office of Unfair Import Investigations recommended Thursday that the commission stick to an initial decision to invalidate parts of an Elan Microelectronics Corp. touch-screen technology patent asserted against Apple, according to its motion in the ITC.

The OUII said the initial determination by an administrative law judge correctly called the patent claims ambiguous. “This holding is well...
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