The United States’ trade watchdog has dismissed allegations that SK hynix violated patents of California-based chipmaker Netlist, industry sources said on Nov. 15.
Through an initial determination, the US International Trade Commission concluded that the Korean chipmaker’s server memory products did not violate section 337 of the Tariff Act, according to the sources.
That section of the act allows the US to slap an import ban on foreign products that have violated the intellectual property of US entities.
Netlist’s claim that SK hynix had infringed its rights was made in September 2016.
In a separate move, Netlist also filed a new case to the ITC last month, claiming SK hynix’s memory module products violated its patents.
By Alex Lee and newswires (email@example.com