Apple Freed From ITC Probe Over S3 Graphics Patents

Law360, New York (November 21, 2011, 7:22 PM EST) -- The U.S. International Trade Commission on Monday found that Apple Inc. did not import devices that infringe S3 Graphics Co. Ltd.'s image encoding patents in violation of Section 337 of the Tariff Act, reversing an administrative law judge's earlier decision.

Finding no violation, the ITC terminated its investigation into whether Cupertino, Calif.-based Apple brought products into the U.S. that infringed S3's patents, the ITC said in a notice posted to its website.

In a complaint lodged with the ITC in May 2010, S3 claimed Apple was...
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