ITC To Probe Osram LED Patent Claims V. Samsung, LG

Law360, New York (July 7, 2011, 4:12 PM EDT) -- The U.S. International Trade Commission said Wednesday that it would launch probes into Osram GmbH's allegations that LG Electronics Inc. and Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd. violated U.S. trade law by importing or selling light-emitting diodes that infringe Osram patents.

The investigations, which the ITC says it would partially consolidate, stem from two complaints filed by Osram on June 3, alleging violations of Section 337 of the Tariff Act of 1930 and seeking exclusion and cease-and-desist orders.

An ITC administrative law judge will make an initial determination...
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