ITC To Probe Emcore Over Avago Fiber Optics Patents

Law360, New York (March 5, 2009, 12:00 AM EST) -- The U.S. International Trade Commission has agreed to investigate whether semiconductor company Emcore Corp. has imported optoelectronic devices that infringe the patents of rival Avago Technologies Ltd.

The ITC announced Thursday it would take up Avago's complaint, which accuses New Mexico-based Emcore of making fiber optic components that infringe Avago's U.S. Patent Numbers 5,359,447 and 5,761,229.

Avago Technologies Fiber IP (Singapore) Pte. Ltd. owns the '447 patent and Avago Technologies General IP (Singapore) Pte. Ltd. owns the '229 patent. Both entities joined their parent company, Avago...
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