NEW YORK, March 27 Tessera Technologies Inc
TSRA.O on Thursday said the U.S. International Trade
Commission has overturned an administrative judge's decision to
stay a patent infringement case against Motorola Inc MOT.N,
Qualcomm Inc (QCOM.O), Freescale Semiconductor Inc and others.
San Jose, California-based Tessera said it received notice
of the reversal from the ITC's general counsel. It said it
expects to receive written confirmation of the decision soon.
Tessera's complaint was centered on computer chips used in
mobile phones, computers and digital cameras.
Shares of Tessera fell 34 percent on Feb. 26, the day it
announced the stay by an ITC administrative law judge. It said
the stay came after the defendants sought to dismiss the case
in light of three actions by the U.S. Patent and Trademark
Office regarding a reexamination of three Tessera patents.
Tessera shares have since fallen another 32 percent,
closing Thursday down 40 cents at $16.49.
(Reporting by Jonathan Stempel; Editing by Gary Hill)