Microtune Patent Survives Reexamination Bid

Law360, New York (December 11, 2006, 12:00 AM EST) -- In the latest development in a legal battle between chip makers Broadcom Corp. and Microtune Inc., the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office has confirmed one of Microtune’s patents after reexamining it at Broadcom’s request.

The USPTO confirmed U.S. Patent Number 5,737,035, which covers Microtune’s integrated TV silicon tuner, and issued a certificate officially concluding the reexamination process initiated by Broadcom, Microtune said Monday.

"This is a great outcome, confirming the validity of our patent and the uniqueness of our truly innovative technology," said Microtune President and...
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