Panasonic Seeks ITC Probe Of Freescale, Motorola

Law360, New York (April 5, 2010, 5:23 PM EDT) -- Japanese electronics giant Panasonic Corp. Ltd. has asked the U.S. International Trade Commission to investigate claims that chips made by Freescale Semiconductor Inc., as well as downstream products sold by Motorola Inc., infringe two patents.

Panasonic lodged a complaint Thursday with the ITC, alleging that Austin, Texas-based Freescale and six of its Asian subsidiaries built and sold large-scale integrated semiconductor chips infringing U.S. Patent Numbers 5,933,364 and 6,834,336, which cover methods of making higher-efficiency microprocessing and memory devices.

The complaint also alleges that the chips, once...
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