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Taiwanese firm to sue over armed raid at IFA

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| A Taiwanese firm is taking legal action over damage to its reputation after
| an Italian patent troll representing Philips prompted the raid of a Berlin
| consumer electronics show last month.
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| Teco was among 69 companies targeted by some 200 armed German custom officers
| during the IFA trade fair in Berlin. The raid was done at the request of
| Sisvel, which administers MP3 and DVD technology patents on behalf of
| Philips. Sisvel had complained that exhibitors at IFA may be infringing on
| patents owned by its client.
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http://www.channelregister.co.uk/200...over_ifa_raid/


Recent:

Philips could be in the firing line after Sisvel's Berlin patent raids

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| Electronics giant Philips is being threatened with legal action following
| raids at a major German trade fair sparked by Sisvel, the Italian licensing
| company. Sisvel. which administers patents related to MP3 technology on
| behalf of a number of companies including Philips, asked German customs
| authorities to take action against a group of exhibitors at the fair,
| claiming that products they had on show were infringing.
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http://www.iam-magazine.com/blog/Det...7-817edba3e325

Related:

Berlin Court condemns Sisvel's IFA seizures as "illegal"

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| Today Sisvel, Europe's very own "patent troll", was given a serious blow by a
| Berlin Court. Sisvel convinced German public prosecutors to provide some
| helping hands in pressing companies in the mp3 audio field to take licenses
| under patents, owned by Philips and other companies.
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http://ipgeek.blogspot.com/2006/09/b...svels-ifa.html


German Customs cracks down at IFA

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| German Customs officials have raided several stands at this years IFA trade
| show in Berlin, including Emtec's, MSI's, and Xoro's. The officials are
| acting on behalf of Sisvel, which has a stand in Hall 2.2 at this year's IFA.
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http://www.heise-online.co.uk/news/G...t-IFA--/111434
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