Feeds

Lucent sues Micron, expects counter suit

Bickering over alleged patent infringements continues

  • alert
  • submit to reddit

Internet Security Threat Report 2014

Lucent has taken legal action against Micron Technology for allegedly refusing to pay it royalties for the last two years. At the heart of the dispute are a series of Lucent-ownned patent which it claims were licensed to the memory chip company by Lucent's former parent, AT&T, in 1988. Lucent says it took over ownership of those patents in 1996 when it was spun off from AT&T. The following year, it claims, Micron stopped paying licensing fees on its use of those patents. In redress, Lucent wants $7 million in unpaid fees. Of course, it emerges that Micron is already claiming that Lucent is infringing upon six of its patents, so the same action from Lucent was always on the cards. And "Lucent is in reasonable apprehension of imminent suit," the company's suit says. Micron denies Lucent's claims -- and vice versa. ®

Providing a secure and efficient Helpdesk

More from The Register

next story
Scrapping the Human Rights Act: What about privacy and freedom of expression?
Justice minister's attack to destroy ability to challenge state
WHY did Sunday Mirror stoop to slurping selfies for smut sting?
Tabloid splashes, MP resigns - but there's a BIG copyright issue here
Hey Brit taxpayers. You just spent £4m on Central London ‘innovation playground’
Catapult me a Mojito, I feel an Digital Innovation coming on
Google hits back at 'Dear Rupert' over search dominance claims
Choc Factory sniffs: 'We're not pirate-lovers - also, you publish The Sun'
EU to accuse Ireland of giving Apple an overly peachy tax deal – report
Probe expected to say single-digit rate was unlawful
Inequality increasing? BOLLOCKS! You heard me: 'Screw the 1%'
There's morality and then there's economics ...
While you queued for an iPhone 6, Apple's Cook sold shares worth $35m
Right before the stock took a 3.8% dive amid bent and broken mobe drama
EU probes Google’s Android omerta again: Talk now, or else
Spill those Android secrets, or we’ll fine you
prev story

Whitepapers

Forging a new future with identity relationship management
Learn about ForgeRock's next generation IRM platform and how it is designed to empower CEOS's and enterprises to engage with consumers.
Storage capacity and performance optimization at Mizuno USA
Mizuno USA turn to Tegile storage technology to solve both their SAN and backup issues.
The next step in data security
With recent increased privacy concerns and computers becoming more powerful, the chance of hackers being able to crack smaller-sized RSA keys increases.
Security for virtualized datacentres
Legacy security solutions are inefficient due to the architectural differences between physical and virtual environments.
A strategic approach to identity relationship management
ForgeRock commissioned Forrester to evaluate companies’ IAM practices and requirements when it comes to customer-facing scenarios versus employee-facing ones.