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Archived updates for Sunday, July 18, 2004

Linear Technology Requests Unfair Import Investigation Against Monolithic Power Involving Voltage Regulator Circuits

On July 16, 2004, Linear Technology Corporation filed a "Section 337" complaint at the U.S. International Trade Commission requesting that an unfair import investigation involving "Certain Voltage Regulator Circuits, Components Thereof, and Products Containing Same" be instituted against Monolithic Power Systems of Los Gatos, CA. The complaint has been assigned Docket No. 337-2387 for indexing in the Commission's database.

The Commission now has 30-35 days from the dates indicated above in which to decide whether to institute the investigation. Upon institution, the proposed respondent will be served with the Complaint via postal mail and an Administrative Law Judge will schedule discovery, conduct a trail, and issue a written initial determination, usually within about 10 months. Due to the expedited nature of these proceedings, it is important to notify any interested parties as soon as possible.

Click here for more information about why your patent attorney should be monitoring Section 337 filings and click here for general information about "Section 337" unfair import investigations from the Association of Patent Law Firms.

For more information on this particular investigation, contact Bill Heinze (, at Thomas, Kayden, Horstemeyer & Risley in Atlanta, or visit the new and improved "I/P Updates" news service website at

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