California
06 October 2016
Reporter: Barney Dixon
ITC launches investigation into SK hynix
The US International Trade Commission (ITC) has instituted an investigation into SK hynix for potential unfair trade practices relating to RDIMM and LRDIMM computer memory products.

The investigation will determine whether these products should be banned from importation into the US by reason of infringement of patents owned by rival and computer memory manufacturer Netlist.

Netlist chairman and CEO CK Hong said: “We are pleased with the ITC’s decision to investigate the unfair trade practices of SK hynix based on the unauthorised importation of our patented technologies.”

“We are disappointed that SK hynix has been unwilling to negotiate in good faith toward a resolution which fairly compensates Netlist for our valuable intellectual property. While we remain willing to negotiate such a resolution, we look forward to addressing SK hynix’s ongoing infringement in an expeditious manner in the ITC.”

Netlist filed the patent infringement complaint earlier this year after the company claimed that SK hynix had infringed six of its patents relating to the computer memory products.

Netlist said that it had been in discussions with SK hynix since last year over licensing of its intellectual property.

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