Canon, Samsung Face ITC Probe Over Flash Memory Patents

Law360, New York (April 27, 2012, 6:08 PM EDT) -- The U.S. International Trade Commission said Friday it would formally investigate claims that Canon Inc., Samsung Inc., Hewlett-Packard Inc. and others imported printers, laptops and card readers that infringed Technology Properties Ltd. LLC's patents.

TPL asked the commission late last month to see if a slew of companies — which also includes Acer Inc., Dell Inc. and Seiko Epson Corporation — had violated Section 337 of the Tariff Act of 1930 by shipping products that ripped off TPL's flash memory card interface patents.

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