Taiwanese firms face patent claims

Taipei Times
Date: Jun 26, 2016
By: Staff writer, with CNA

Taiwanese exporters are facing rising threats from patent infringement accusations in the US, which could have an adverse impact on exports to the US market, the Ministry of Economic Affairs said.

Since last month, firms operating in the US market have filed three complaints with the US International Trade Commission, accusing Taiwanese exporters of infringing on their patents and demanding that the commission stop the sale of the products in the US market.

The latest complaint revealed by the commission on Monday last week showed that a consortium led by California-based Tessera Technologies Inc accused Taiwan-based PC vendor Asustek Computer Inc (華碩) and Taiwanese smartphone brand HTC Corp (宏達電) of stealing technology related to certain semiconductor devices and semiconductor device packages.     [FULL  STORY]

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