ITC To Probe Microsoft's Xbox Controller Patent Claims

Law360, New York (April 30, 2010, 1:28 PM EDT) -- In response to a complaint filed by Microsoft Corp., the U.S. International Trade Commission has voted to investigate whether Datel Design & Development Ltd.’s gaming accessories infringe patents covering controllers for the technology giant's Xbox 360 video game system.

The ITC said Thursday that its commissioners had unanimously voted to initiate the investigation based on Microsoft's complaint, which accuses Datel of violating Section 337 of the Tariff Act of 1930 by importing and selling infringing products.

Both U.K.-based Datel and its Clearwater, Fla.-based U.S. affiliate are...
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