Foxconn Beats Antitrust Suit Over USB Technology

Law360, New York (May 15, 2013, 7:12 PM EDT) -- A New York federal judge on Tuesday tossed a lawsuit alleging China-based Foxconn International Inc. stifled competitors by flouting licensing terms for standard-essential patents covering USB 3.0 connectors, ruling the alleged misconduct fell outside the scope of U.S. antitrust laws.

U.S. District Judge Shira A. Scheindlin dismissed Lotes Co. Ltd.'s complaint claiming Foxconn and related entity Hon Hai Precision Industry Co. Ltd. have attempted to monopolize China's USB connector manufacturing industry. Although the alleged anti-competitive conduct occurred in China, Lotes argued Foxconn's illegal behavior was raising...
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