ITC Judge Rethinks Ruling In MP3 Patent Dispute

Law360, New York (August 4, 2006, 12:00 AM EDT) -- After a year of unfavorable decisions, Actions Semiconductor Co. has received a boost from the U.S. International Trade Commission in its drawn-out patent infringement battle with SigmaTel over MP3 player technology.

On Friday, Actions revealed that the ITC has issued a determination reversing an earlier infringement ruling regarding one of the patents at the heart of the intellectual property lawsuit.

In June, the Commission upheld an earlier decision handed down by an ITC administrative law judge that Actions Semiconductor Co.’s audio processing integrated circuits violated one...
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