U.S. I.T.C. blunts Sharp imports

1217200816590The U.S. International Trade Commission is banning imports of certain models of Sharp LCD, due to an ongoing 2007 patent dispute with Samsung. Out of four patent infringement claims from Samsung, an ITC judge ruled that one was indeed violated by , leading the commission to block Sharp imports.

The ban affects Sharp's ability to sell LCD HDTVs, along with computer monitors and other devices that use LCDs. The ITC hasn't issued a final ruling yet, but the ban will be upheld for the time being.

Will Greenwald