AIBT's Antitrust Suit Should Be Pared: Magistrate Judge

Law360, New York (April 28, 2010, 3:51 PM EDT) -- A magistrate judge has recommended a federal court whittle down Advanced Ion Beam Technologies Inc.'s antitrust suit against Varian Semiconductor Equipment Associates Inc., but said the ion implant system maker adequately pled certain claims alleging Varian defrauded the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.

Much of the case against Varian can proceed if the district court adopts the recommendations issued Tuesday by Magistrate Judge Judith Gail Dein of the U.S. District Court for the District of Massachusetts. The recommendations are in response to a dismissal motion from...
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