O2 Micro Backlighting Patent Not Infringed: ITC Judge

Law360, New York (April 19, 2010, 5:41 PM EDT) -- A U.S. International Trade Commission administrative law judge ruled Monday that Monolithic Power Systems Inc., Asus Computer International Inc. and Microsemi Corp. have not infringed an O2 Micro International Ltd. patent covering backlighting technology for liquid crystal displays.

Judge James Gildea issued the initial determination on the alleged Section 337 violation, finding that the defendants had not imported inverter circuits that infringed U.S. Patent Number 7,417,382, one of four patents asserted by O2.

Mark Flagel of Latham & Watkins LLP, who represents MPS, said he was...
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