Fed. Circ. Gives ITC Go-Ahead In Agere Patent Probe

Law360, New York (April 6, 2009, 12:00 AM EDT) -- A federal appeals court has allowed the U.S. International Trade Commission to continue its probe into the alleged infringement of an Agere Systems Inc. patent, rejecting claims by Cypress Semiconductor Corp. that the ITC abused its discretion in investigating the issue.

In a nonprecedential order Thursday, a three-judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit denied Cypress' petition for a writ of mandamus to stop the ITC from pursuing Agere's complaint after finding that Cypress had not met the high burden of...
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