Judge Halts Richtek Suit For Patent Re-Examination

Law360, New York (February 8, 2011, 3:26 PM EST) -- A federal judge has stayed Richtek Technology Corp.'s suit accusing several of its competitors of infringing its intellectual property with their microchip products while the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office re-examines the three patents-in-suit.

Judge William Alsup granted a bid from co-defendants uPI Semiconductor Corp., Silicon Xtal Corp. and Sapphire Technology Ltd. to stay the case and denied Richtek’s request to file a motion for preliminary injunction in light of that stay in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California on Thursday....
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