Emcore Infringed Avago Optics Patent, ITC Affirms

Law360, New York (May 14, 2010, 12:59 PM EDT) -- The U.S. International Trade Commission has affirmed an administrative law judge's ruling that semiconductor company Emcore Corp. has imported optoelectronic devices that infringe an optical communications patent held by Avago Technologies Ltd.

The full commission issued its decision Thursday, rejecting a petition by Emcore seeking a review of the March ruling by Administrative Law Judge Theodore Essex.

Judge Essex found that Emcore violated Section 337 of the Tariff Act of 1930 by importing into the U.S. fiber optics components that infringe several claims of Avago-held U.S....
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