USITC probes Fujifilm magnetic tape imports

The US International Trade Commission said it would investigate imports of Fujifilm magnetic tape cartridges and components after a patent infringement complaint from Sony Corp.

The investigation will concern magnetic tape cartridge products as well as the cartridge components, magnetic tape, and memory units comprising such products, the ITC said in a statement.

“The complaint, as supplemented, alleges violations of section 337 of the Tariff Act of 1930 in the importation into the United States and sale of certain magnetic tape cartridges and components thereof that infringe patents asserted by the complainants,” said the USITC.

“The complainants request that the USITC issue a limited exclusion order and cease and desist orders.”