Bloomberg is reporting that the Taiwanese company Elan Microelectronics has filed a complaint with the U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC) with the aim to stop imports of certain Apple products due to patent infringement. This follows the lawsuit filed by Elan in April 2009 over multi-touch patent claims. “Our goal is to protect our technology […]
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Elan Microelectronics Files Complaint with U.S. ITC Over Multi-Touch Patent Suite

Bloomberg is reporting that the Taiwanese company Elan Microelectronics has filed a complaint with the U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC) with the aim to stop imports of certain Apple products due to patent infringement. This follows the lawsuit filed by Elan in April 2009 over multi-touch patent claims.

“Our goal is to protect our technology and to stop sales of those products in the U.S.,” Dennis Liu, spokesman for Hsinchu, Taiwan-based Elan, said by phone today. The complaint was filed yesterday and is in addition to a suit brought against Apple in a California court in April last year, Liu said.

Apple’s iPhone, iPod Touch, MacBook, Magic Mouse and iPad use technology which infringes Elan’s “352” patent for detecting the simultaneous presence of two or more fingers, the company said in an e-mailed statement today.

We will know within 30 days if the ITC plans to investigate this matter further.

This is just another large lawsuit Apple is caught up in. Remember the company is currently fighting Nokia, Kodak, and HTC in separate lawsuits for varying reasons.

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