US to probe Samsung, Qualcomm, TSMC over semiconductor patents

US International Trade Commission  said it will investigate Samsung, Qualcomm and Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing (TSMC) over certain semiconductor devices and integrated circuits and mobile devices using those components.
BE SemiconductorUSITC will probe semiconductors manufactured by Samsung and TSMC, and certain integrated circuits from Samsung and Qualcomm following a complaint filed last month by New York-based Daedalus Prime, it said in statements following voted to take up the probes.

Daedalus Prime of Bronxville, NY on September 13, 2022, alleged violations of section 337 of the Tariff Act of 1930 in the import into the United States and sale of integrated circuits, mobile devices containing the same, and components thereof that infringe patents asserted by the complainant.  The complainant requests that the USITC issue a limited exclusion order and cease and desist orders.

USITC has not yet made any decision on the merits of the case. USITC’s Chief Administrative Law Judge will assign the case to one of the USITC’s administrative law judges (ALJ), who will schedule and hold an evidentiary hearing. The ALJ will make an initial determination as to whether there is a violation of section 337; that initial determination is subject to review by the Commission.