ITC Sides With Semiconductor Co. In Patent Battle

Law360, New York (May 23, 2007, 12:00 AM EDT) -- Linear Technology Corp. has lost its first bout in the International Trade Commission to ban a small rival’s computer chips, with a judge handing down an initial ruling that the company was not practicing one of the patents at issue and had no domestic industry to protect.

In the initial determination issued Tuesday, ITC Administrative Law Judge Sidney Harris ruled all the claims of the two patents at issue in the case against young Sunnyvale, Calif.-based company Advanced Analogic Technologies Inc. were either invalid, not infringed,...
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