ITC Opens Inquiry Into Samsung Flash Memory Claim

Law360, New York (September 1, 2009, 2:39 PM EDT) -- Another flash technology patent fight is under way between rivals Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd. and Spansion Inc., with the U.S. International Trade Commission recently approving Samsung's request to investigate whether Spansion and others imported flash devices that violate two of its patents.

Commissioners announced Aug. 28 that they had voted the day before to launch the inquiry, pursuant to a complaint Samsung filed accusing Spansion — along with Alpine Electronics Inc., D-Link Corp., Slacker Inc., Synology Inc., Shenzhen Egreat Co. Ltd. and Appro International Inc. —...
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