Tessera Launches 2 Suits Over Patent, Contract

Law360, New York (October 1, 2010, 4:08 PM EDT) -- Tessera Technologies Inc. has launched two legal actions, one against Sony Corp. and Renesas Electronics Corp. for alleged infringement of a semiconductor packaging patent, and another against UTAC (Taiwan) Corp. for breach of contract.

The first suit, filed Friday in the U.S. District Court for the District of Delaware, said that Japan-based Sony entered into a license agreement with Tessera in October 1997, and that a predecessor of Japan-based Renesas entered into a license agreement with Tessera in June 2004. Both defendants elected to let those...
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