Fed. Circ. Keeps Ban On Emcore Optoelectronic Imports

Law360, San Diego (November 14, 2011, 7:43 PM EST) -- The Federal Circuit on Monday upheld the U.S. International Trade Commission’s limited exclusion and cease-and-desist orders against semiconductor company Emcore Corp., which was found to have imported optoelectronic devices that infringed an optical communications patent held by rival Avago Technologies Ltd.

In a brief order, a three-judge panel affirmed the commission’s July 2010 decision issuing an exclusion order barring Emcore from importing any of the infringing optoelectronic products and a cease-and-desist order prohibiting the company from selling or distributing the products in the U.S.

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