ITC To Probe Integrated Circuit Import Claims Against Amazon

By Grace Dixon (December 2, 2021, 3:59 PM EST) -- The U.S. International Trade Commission has launched an investigation into a semiconductor manufacturer's allegations that Amazon and a handful of other companies are importing and selling products with circuit chips that infringe on the company's intellectual property.

The ITC agreed on Tuesday to look into a complaint filed by the Netherlands-based NXP Semiconductors and its Texas subsidiary accusing Amazon.com Inc., MediaTek Inc., MediaTek USA Inc., Belkin International Inc. and Linksys USA Inc. of violating a section of the Tariff Act of 1930 that bars the imports of goods that infringe U.S. patents.

The trade body will investigate certain integrated circuits, chipsets,...

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