MANHASSET, N.Y. Image processor supplier Genesis Microchip Inc. has filed a motion with the International Trade Commission to enforce an exclusion order against MStar Semiconductor’s TSU, or Tsunami display controllers.
The ITC issued the exclusion order in 2004 after an ITC investigation and trial in which certain MStar display controllers were found to infringe Genesis’ U.S Patent No. 5,739,867. U.S. Customs and Border Protection had indicated last June it would enforce an exclusion order against TSU, but subsequently reversed the position.
"This motion offers a streamlined approach to protecting our intellectual property from infringement by requesting that the ITC simply clarify its final determination and exclusion order to U.S. Customs," said Elie Antoun, chief executive of Genesis Microchip (San Jose), in a statement.
The company is requesting the ITC to rule on a motion to enforce, a procedure that is generally less costly and more expeditious than trial proceedings.