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Nokia and HTC to Have Their Imports Banned in the US

Saxon Innovations patent holdings firm filed a complaint to the US International Trade Commission, that recently voted the investigation of some electronic devices.

The issue? According to the patent firm, section 337 of the Tarrif Act of 1930 was violated, as it states that certain electronic devices can’t be imported and sold in the US, because their infringe patents owned by Saxon Innovations.


This affects devices like smartphones, telephones and television remote controls and the companies mentioned in the complaint are Nokia, RIM, HTC, Palm, Panasonic and AVC Networks. The matter is pretty serious, as the investigation can block the imports of the products manufactured or sold by the companies mentioned earlier.

Saxon Innovations owns over 180 US patents that cover the technology created by AMD and Legerity (its spin off).

[via Cellular News]