ITC To Probe Sharp-AUO LCD Patent Dispute

Law360, New York (February 24, 2011, 6:23 PM EST) -- The U.S. International Trade Commission agreed Thursday to investigate Sharp Corp.'s claims that AU Optronics Corp. and a number of its customers have infringed its liquid crystal display patents.

The ITC voted to open a probe based on Sharp's Jan. 24 complaint targeting AU Optronics' LCD televisions, computer monitors and related products that the company's customers import and sell in the U.S.

Sharp seeks exclusion and cease-and-desist orders against Taiwan-based AU Optronics, as well as against several other Asian electronics companies and their U.S. units, including...
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