Jury Hands Novellus Win In Linear's Fraud Suit

Law360, New York (March 2, 2010, 7:01 PM EST) -- Novellus Systems Inc. has won a jury verdict ending Linear Technology Corp.'s eight-year-old fraud and breach of contract suit accusing the semiconductor supplier of selling equipment to Linear that allegedly infringed on patents owned by Texas Instruments Inc.

After seven hours of deliberations, a jury in the Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara on Friday returned a unanimous verdict clearing Novellus of Linear's breach of contract and lack of good faith and fair dealing claims, an action that closed what is believed to be...
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