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Judge rules in favour of O2Micro on patent suit

Posted: 28 Mar 2007     Print Version  Bookmark and Share

Keywords:inverter controllers  inverter module  controller  patent infringement 

O2Micro International Ltd announced that judgement has been entered and permanent injunction granted in its lawsuit against Beyond Innovation Technology Co. Ltd (BiTek), SPI Electronic Co. Ltd, FSP Group, and Lien Chang Electronic Enterprise Co. Ltd in the U.S. District Court in Marshall, Texas, following trial in May 2006.

In a memorandum and order entered on March 21, the court entered judgement against the defendants for willfully inducing the infringement of asserted claims of U.S. Patent Nos. 6,259,615, 6,396,722 and 6,804,129. The court also granted a permanent injunction preventing the defendants, their officers, agents, servants, employees, and attorneys from manufacturing, using, selling, offering to sell or importing into the United States any inverter controllers or modules that infringe those claims. The devices include inverter controllers having model numbers BIT3105, BIT3106, BIT3107, BIT3193 or belonging to those same families or any colourable imitation of the inverter modules and/or inverter controllers.

The defendants were further ordered to label prominently their respective inverter controller or module products covered by the order and their accompanying product literature "Not for Sale in, Use in, or Importation into the United States."

O2Micro expects that the defendants will file further post-trial motions with the Court challenging the judgement and injunction. The defendants may also appeal the case to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit.




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