TSMC Refiles Trade-Secret Suit Vs. Mainland Foundry

Law360, New York (July 28, 2004, 12:00 AM EDT) -- Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. has refiled a far-reaching trade-secret lawsuit against mainland rival Shanghai Semiconductor Manufacturing International Corp. in California state court after a federal court dismissed those charges in April.

The new claims are similar to those in the complaint filed with the Northern District of California in December of last year, charging the rival with misappropriation of trade secrets, patent infringement, unfair competition and violations of the Lanham Act.

In April, a U.S. District Court judge for the Northern District of California dismissed TSMC’s...
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