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US trade commission investigates Samsung for alleged patent violations
The US International Trade Commission (ITC) has opened an investigation into allegations by an Atlanta-based firm of patent violations over outdoor electronic displays against Samsung Electronics.
Manufacturing Resources International (MRI), an Atlanta-based manufacturer of outdoor and semi-outdoor digital liquid-crystal displays, initiated a complaint on Aug. 19 against the allegations that the South Korean tech giant for infringing on its five patents.
According to a notification published by ITC, the patents deal with cooling systems for electronic displays used in outdoor kiosks.
Samsung Electronics and its subsidiary Samsung SDS were accused by MRI of violating several of its patents with their products.
MRI asked ITC, after the investigation, to "issue a limited exclusion order and cease and desist orders" against Samsung.