US to investigate Hitachi complaint over RE magnet patents
Published: Wednesday, 19 September 2012
Japanese firm seeks to block US imports of magnets made by rivals
The US International Trade Commission (USITC) has
launched an investigation into a complaint made by the Japanese
firm Hitachi Metals Ltd that its patents on rare earth magnets have been
infringed by competitors, Bloomberg reported.
The dispute is over patented inventions belonging to the
Tokyo-headquartered technology company Hitcahi Metals.