Dow Jones Business News Analog Devices' Global Fight For Intellectual Property Protection Boosted; Indian Court Grants Injunction, Demonstrates Commitment Of Country's Judiciary Thursday January 22, 10:25 am ET
NORWOOD, Mass. -(Dow Jones)- Analog Devices Inc. (NYSE:ADI - News) said a New Delhi court
granted an injunction ordering an India-based distributor to immediately stop
importing and distributing counterfeit semiconductor chips from a Chinese
Analog Devices filed the lawsuit against Shanghai Belling Co. (Q.SBL) because
the fake chips infringe on its copyrights and valid patents.
In a press release Thursday, Analog said the lawsuit alleges Belling has
copied Analog's energy metering chips and is wrongfully trying to pass-off the
counterfeit chips as substitutes for Analog's chips.
A spokesperson for Shanghai Belling wasn't immediately available for comment.
Cisco Systems Inc. (NasdaqNM:CSCO - News) filed a lawsuit last year accusing China's Huawei
Technologies Co. of copying Cisco's proprietary technology. The two
sides agreed to suspend the lawsuit in October.
Texas Instruments Inc. (NYSE:TXN - News) and Intel Corp. (NasdaqNM:INTC - News) are understood to be
considering similar actions as chip shortages cause chip prices to surge,
attracting counterfeiters who can make millions of dollars in fast-growing
emerging markets such as India.
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