Tessera patents valid and infringed: ITC

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SAN JOSE, USA: Tessera Technologies Inc. recently announced that the International Trade Commission (ITC) had issued a final determination in the action brought by Tessera against certain wireless manufacturers, Investigation No. 337-TA-605 (Wireless ITC action), finding Tessera’s asserted patents are valid and infringed.


ITC issued a Limited Exclusion Order that prohibits the importation of certain infringing electronic devices that use Tessera’s patented technology, which are imported by or on behalf of the named respondents.

ITC also issued a Cease and Desist Order against Motorola, Qualcomm, Freescale and Spansion, directing them to cease their unfair acts, including selling infringing articles out of their US inventories.

The respondents in the Wireless ITC action were ATI Technologies, Freescale Semiconductor, Motorola, Qualcomm, Spansion, Spansion LLC and ST Microelectronics NV. Tessera asserted infringement of two Tessera patents, U.S. Patent No. 6,433,419 (‘419) and U.S. Patent No. 5,852,326 (‘326).