Professor's Complaint Spurs LED Investigation By ITC

Law360, New York (April 1, 2009, 12:00 AM EDT) -- The U.S. International Trade Commission has begun an investigation of light-emitting diode chips and laser diode chips made by six companies based in China and Taiwan, after receiving a patent infringement complaint from a retired Columbia University professor who has asserted her LED patents against numerous other companies in recent years.

Gertrude Neumark Rothschild of Hartsdale, N.Y., filed a complaint on March 2 alleging that the six companies violated the Tariff Act of 1930 by importing into the U.S. LED chips that infringe one of her...
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