MediaTek Dealt Setback In Chip Dispute

Law360, New York (May 18, 2007, 12:00 AM EDT) -- A judge has shot down Taiwanese chip maker MediaTek Inc.’s request to file a summary judgment motion as part of its defense against a patent suit brought by Japanese electronics maker Matsushita Electric Industrial Co. over integrated circuit chips.

On Thursday, Judge Maxine M. Chesney denied without prejudice MediaTek’s motion for leave to file a 10-page summary judgment motion on the issue of obviousness in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California.

She also refused MediaTek’s bid to allow parties to present expert...
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