US to investigate Hitachi complaint over RE magnet patents

By Laura Syrett
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. The...

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