Varian, Axcelis Near Settlement In Patent Spat

Law360, New York (September 3, 2009, 5:12 PM EDT) -- In a patent dispute between Varian Semiconductor Equipment Associates Inc. and Axcelis Technologies Inc., a federal judge has asked for further briefing on why his earlier order invalidating some of Varian's patent claims should be limited to the current suit as a condition of settlement.

In a joint motion for dismissal filed Wednesday in the U.S. District Court for the District of Massachusetts, Varian requested that Judge Douglas P. Woodlock's Jan. 21 order granting summary judgment on some of Axcelis' claims of invalidity not be upheld...
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