O2 Micro-Monolithic Patent Fight Heads Toward Trial

Law360, New York (February 12, 2007, 12:00 AM EST) -- In a setback for Monolithic Power Systems Inc., a federal judge has denied the company’s motion for summary judgment that patents asserted by rival O2 Micro International Ltd. are invalid, paving the way for the case to head to trial.

In the ruling Thursday, Judge Claudia Wilken of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California also sidestepped objections by MPS and upheld claims construction for the asserted patents. Judge Wilken also ruled that O2 Micro could seek an injunction against MPS products despite...
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