Patent trollin’: Arigna Tech accuses Apple, others of patent violations

The U.S. International Trade Commission says it will investigate Apple and other tech firms regarding a patent violation complaint regarding “power semiconductors with envelope tracking modules, and products such as mobile devices, tablets, and laptop computers containing the same.”

On its website, the USITC has this to say: The investigation is based on a complaint filed by Arigna Technology Limited of Dublin, Ireland on February 7, 2022.  The complaint alleges violations of section 337 of the Tariff Act of 1930 in the importation into the United States and sale of certain power semiconductors, and mobile devices and computers containing same.  The complainant requests that the USITC issue a limited exclusion order and cease and desist orders.  

Arigna Tech is a controversial patent-holding firm — in other words, a patent troll.

What’s a patent troll?

A “patent troll” is an individual or an organization that purchases and holds patents for unscrupulous purposes such as stifling competition or launching patent infringement suits. In legal terms, a patent troll is a type of non-practicing entity: someone who holds a patent but is not involved in the design or manufacture of any product or process associated with that patent.

Dennis Sellers
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Dennis Sellers is the editor/publisher of Apple World Today. He’s been an “Apple journalist” since 1995 (starting with the first big Apple news site, MacCentral). He loves to read, run, play sports, and watch movies.