Varian Bids To Dismiss Advanced Ion Antitrust Suit

Law360, New York (October 23, 2009, 2:02 PM EDT) -- Varian Semiconductor Equipment Associates Inc. has asked a federal judge to toss antitrust allegations lodged by Advanced Ion Beam Technology Inc., claiming that the court dismissed the same accusations in August after AIBT raised them as counterclaims in a separate patent infringement spat.

Varian argued on Thursday that the revamped claims in the antitrust suit filed by AIBT in the U.S. District Court for the District of Massachusetts on the same day its counterclaims were tossed in that court do not cure “multiple deficiencies” — including...
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