Creative says ITC probe under way against Apple [REUTERS]

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  1. balamw Moderator

    balamw

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    http://today.reuters.com/investing/...48_RTRIDST_0_TECH-APPLE-CREATIVE-UPDATE-1.XML
    The wording seems weird since the ITC should not be the ones that can judge infringement, and patent cases can take a lot longer than 12-15 months...

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    Creative is blowing negative smoke out it's ***..The ITC does not investigate and/or make decisions on patent infringements..The US Patent office does I believe..
     
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    Infringement is usually decided by US district courts.

    EDIT: Here's what the ITC thinks they are doing:

    http://www.usitc.gov/ext_relations/news_release/2006/er0612dd1.htm

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    Cool.Thanks.

    How can an ITC administrative judge make a decision then if the district court does that.
     
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    http://www.itds.treas.gov/Sec337.htm

    It's patently funny to see a Singapore based company making complaints on a US based one using an act whose intent is described as (acording to the Treasury Dept):

    Seems like Apple's easiest workaround would be to use a US contract manufacturer (if they could find one)...

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