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Delhi High Court grants interim injunction to Analog Devices

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The Delhi High Court has granted an interim injunction after agreeing that an

India-based distributor of a Chinese semiconductor manufacturer must immediately

stop purchasing and distributing the Chinese manufacturer’s energy metering

semiconductor chips. These chips are counterfeits, which infringe on copyrights

and a valid patent, held by Analog Devices Inc.

According to the press release, responding to unlawful counterfeiting of its

high-performance semiconductor chips, ADI, has had its intellectual property and

passing off suit validated. The court found merit in ADI’s arguments citing

flagrant attempts both to harm ADI and Indian commerce. The suit charges

copyright infringement and passing off against Shanghai Belling Company

(Belling), a Chinese semiconductor manufacturer, exporting goods to India and

against Belling’s India-based distributor. The suit states that Belling has

copied ADI’s energy metering chips and is wrongfully trying to pass-off the

counterfeit chips as substitutes for ADI’s chips.

Commenting on this issue in India, Ashok Kamath, MD, Analog Devices India

said, "For over twenty years, Analog Devices has worked closely with the

Indian IT community and built a reputation for high-quality products in India.

Counterfeiting our technology and misusing the Analog Devices’ name is not

acceptable to us."

CyberMedia News Service


New Delhi

 

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