Calif. Appeals Court Lifts Judgment V. Winbond Cos.

Law360, New York (November 24, 2009, 7:41 PM EST) -- A California appeals court has ordered a default judgment to be set aside against Winbond Electronics Corp. and an affiliate after finding that their attorney misadvised them not to respond to a complaint by Standard Microsystems Corp. alleging misappropriation of its design of a microchip used in computers.

The California Court of Appeal for the Sixth Appellate District on Tuesday reversed a lower court’s denial to vacate its judgment that restricted the Winbond defendants from using microchip technology relating to Standard’s trade secrets.

The appeals court...
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