ITC Probes Sony Over Digital Camera Patent

Law360 (August 12, 2004, 12:00 AM EDT) -- The U.S. International Trade Commission has launched an investigation into whether Sony Corp.'s digital cameras and cellular phones with digital image capabilities are infringing a patent held by California-based Ampex Corp., the ITC said Wednesday.

Ampex gas requested the ITC issue an injunction against imports and sales of the Japanese company's products.

''The ITC will make a final determination in the investigation at the earliest practicable time,'' the independent federal agency said in a statement. ''Within 45 days after institution of the investigation, the ITC will...
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