UPDATE 1-CompX did not infringe Humanscale patent-trade panel

* Patent is for adjustable keyboard platform

* Humanscale patent claims found invalid

WASHINGTON, July 9 (BestGrowthStock) – CompX International (CIX.N: )
does not infringe a Humanscale Corp patent and may continue
selling its ergonomic keyboard supports, a trade panel ruled on
Friday.

The U.S. International Trade Commission, which specializes
in patent cases, reversed a decision by one of its internal
judges, who had said that CompX infringed a Humanscale patent
for an adjustable support arm for a keyboard platform designed
to make desks more comfortable for workers.

The commission also found that the asserted “claims” — a
term for portions of a patent — were invalid.

The ITC is a popular venue for trade disputes because it
can bar the importation of products made with infringing
technology.

The case at the ITC is number 337-670.

(Reporting by Diane Bartz, editing by Bernard Orr)

UPDATE 1-CompX did not infringe Humanscale patent-trade panel