Patent wars: Touchpad maker moves to stop Apple imports

03/31/2010 | Computerworld

Elan Microelectronics has asked the U.S. International Trade Commission to keep Apple devices, such as the iPhone and iPad, out of the country, alleging it "knowingly and willingly" violated the Taiwanese touchpad maker's patents. Elan, which first sued a year ago in U.S. federal court -- after which Apple countersued -- charged in its new complaint that "Apple has used Elan's technology throughout its product line without Elan's permission."

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