U.S. ITC to investigate producers of graphic systems for smartphones and other devices
The U.S. ITC will assign the case to one of its administrative law judges. The latter will make a determination whether the complaints alleged by AMD and ATI are valid. The complainants are seeking a limited exclusion order and cease and desist orders. Any devices found to contain components that infringe on valid patents will not be sold in the U.S. until a licensing agreement is agreed to. The devices that are part of the complaint include smartphones, tablets, wearable devices, graphics processors, integrated circuits, televisions and other consumer products containing such components and systems. The exact devices and models are unknown.
Orders announced by the U.S. ITC are effective when issued, and become final 60-days afterward. During the 2-month window, the U.S. Trade Representative can disapprove the orders for reasons having to do with U.S. foreign trade policy.
source: U.S. International Trade Commission via Reuters