ITC To Investigate Knowles Microphone Patent Claims

Law360, New York (January 9, 2012, 7:40 PM EST) -- The U.S. International Trade Commission agreed Monday to investigate Knowles Electronics LLC's claims that three rivals were importing silicon microphone packages that infringe its patents.

The agency voted to pursue the complaint Itasca, Ill.-based Knowles lodged against Analog Devices Inc., Amkor Technologies Inc. and Avnet Inc. in early December, accusing the companies of bringing products into the U.S. that either infringe or are made using a process that infringes U.S. Patent Numbers 7,439,616 and 8,018,049 in violation of Section 337 of the Tariff Act.

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