SAN JOSE -- Tessera Technologies Inc. today said the U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC) has denied a request from Sharp Corp. for a review of an initial determination by an administrative law judge, who found Sharp in violation of chip-scale packaging patents held by Tessera (see Sept. 26 story).
According to Tessera, the full commission of the ITC upheld the judge's initial findings on the patents for "face-up" chip-scale packaging and rejected Sharp's petition, which was submitted on Oct. 9.
The San Jose company said it was now waiting for a final determination from the ITC. Tessera is expecting the case to result in an exclusion order banning the importation of infringing products into the U.S. market.
Tessera said the ITC may also enter a cease and desist order to prohibit Sharp from selling domestic inventories of infringing products that have already been imported into the United States. After the ITC enters its final determination, President George Bush will have 60 days to review the final findings.
An immediate response from Sharp was not available.