Richtek Takes UPI Patent Battle To ITC

Law360, New York (July 25, 2011, 8:05 PM EDT) -- Richtek Technology Corp. accused rival uPI Semiconductor Corp. on Thursday of continuing to import chips that violate the company's patents and trade secrets, asking the U.S. International Trade Commission to investigate the matter.

In a new complaint, Richtek urges the ITC to open an enforcement probe to determine whether uPI is importing direct-current-to-direct-current controllers — also known as DC-DC controllers that help to convert voltage to make electronics consume less power — using the allegedly infringing integrated-circuit chips into the U.S. despite signing a consent order...
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