Court Orders Magma To Transfer Patents To Rival

Law360, New York (January 4, 2007, 12:00 AM EST) -- Two rival semiconductor design software companies are both claiming victory after a judge ordered Magma Design Automation Inc. to transfer title to two of the three patents at issue to rival Synopsys Inc.

Wednesday, U.S. District Judge Maxine M. Chesney granted Synopsys Inc.’s renewed motion for a preliminary injunction requiring defendant Magma Design Automation Inc. to withdraw its claims of ownership to two of the three patents at issue in the patent suit Synopsis filed against Magma in September 2004.

“This ruling confirms what we've been...
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