Funai Drops TV Infringement Suit Against TPV

Law360, New York (November 23, 2010, 2:40 PM EST) -- Days before a U.S. International Trade Commission judge was scheduled to issue a determination in an enforcement proceeding against TPV Technology Ltd., Funai Electric Co. Ltd. has moved to withdraw its patent infringement complaint, which had sought $275 million in penalties from TPV in a hard-fought battle over digital television technology.

Funai filed a motion with the ITC on Monday seeking to withdraw the complaint, citing only “business reasons.” Judge Carl C. Charneski had set a Nov. 27 deadline for his ruling on whether redesigned TPV...
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