Feeds

Mosaid sues Infineon - again

Other patent clash not resolved yet

  • alert
  • submit to reddit

Boost IT visibility and business value

Ottawa, Canada-based chip technology developer Mosaid has sued Infineon, claiming the German memory maker has infringed three of its patents.

The intellectual property in question are US patents 6,657,919 and 6,057,676, and US Reissued Patent RE37,641, all covering DRAM chips and relating to delay locked loop, cell plate voltage and bit-line isolation methods. Mosaid maintains Infineon memory products available today incorporate technology detailed in these patents.

The lawsuit, filed with the US District Court of Eastern Texas, is the second one Mosaid has fired off at Infineon and the latest in a long line of legal fights picked with semiconductor makers.

Mosaid is currently facing Infineon in the New Jersey court, where this week it was told that Infineon had not infringed six of seven patents it had accused the memory maker of using without its say-so. The court did not comment on whether Infineon had infringed the seventh patent, 6,603,703, or not. The case is expected to return to the California court, Mosaid said.

Mosaid recently settled with Hynix after filing a complaint against the South Korean company in January. The terms of the settlement were not disclosed, but Hynix does come away with a six-year licence for the patents it was alleged to have infringed.

In January, Mosaid settled similar legal action brought against Samsung in September 2001. It has also reached settlements with Fujitsu, NEC, Toshiba, Hitachi and Sony. ®

Related stories

Infineon and Rambus kiss and make up
Mosaid, Hynix settle patent spat
Hynix infringed 50 Rambus patent claims - judge
Rambus sues four for GDDR 'infringement'
Mosaid sues Hynix

Maximizing your infrastructure through virtualization

More from The Register

next story
Stick a 4K in them: Super high-res TVs are DONE
4,000 pixels is niche now... Don't say we didn't warn you
BBC goes offline in MASSIVE COCKUP: Stephen Fry partly muzzled
Auntie tight-lipped as major outage rolls on
Philip K Dick 'Nazi alternate reality' story to be made into TV series
Amazon Studios, Ridley Scott firm to produce The Man in the High Castle
iPad? More like iFAD: We reveal why Apple fell into IBM's arms
But never fear fanbois, you're still lapping up iPhones, Macs
Bose says today is F*** With Dre Day: Beats sued in patent battle
Music gear giant seeks some of that sweet, sweet Apple pie
There's NOTHING on TV in Europe – American video DOMINATES
Even France's mega subsidies don't stop US content onslaught
You! Pirate! Stop pirating, or we shall admonish you politely. Repeatedly, if necessary
And we shall go about telling people you smell. No, not really
Too many IT conferences to cover? MICROSOFT to the RESCUE!
Yet more word of cuts emerges from Redmond
Joe Average isn't worth $10 a year to Mark Zuckerberg
The Social Network deflates the PC resurgence with mobile-only usage prediction
prev story

Whitepapers

Implementing global e-invoicing with guaranteed legal certainty
Explaining the role local tax compliance plays in successful supply chain management and e-business and how leading global brands are addressing this.
Consolidation: The Foundation for IT Business Transformation
In this whitepaper learn how effective consolidation of IT and business resources can enable multiple, meaningful business benefits.
Application security programs and practises
Follow a few strategies and your organization can gain the full benefits of open source and the cloud without compromising the security of your applications.
How modern custom applications can spur business growth
Learn how to create, deploy and manage custom applications without consuming or expanding the need for scarce, expensive IT resources.
Securing Web Applications Made Simple and Scalable
Learn how automated security testing can provide a simple and scalable way to protect your web applications.