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Limited Import Restrictions on Encapsulated Integrated Circuit Devices

Thursday, April 10, 2014
Sandler, Travis & Rosenberg Trade Report

The International Trade Commission has imposed limited import restrictions on certain encapsulated integrated circuit devices and products containing same. Specifically, the ITC has issued a limited exclusion order prohibiting the unlicensed entry of such goods that have been found to infringe certain patents owned by Amkor Technology Inc. and are manufactured abroad or imported by or on behalf of three respondents. The Commission has also determined that Amkor is required to post a bond in the amount of a reasonable royalty rate of 0.025¢ per contact per covered device imported during the 60-day period the president has to review the ITC-ordered remedy. This action terminates investigation 337-TA-501 after more than a decade of proceedings before the ITC and U.S. federal courts.

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