Qualcomm, Spansion Take Chip Patent Row To High Court

Law360, New York (August 8, 2011, 8:05 PM EDT) -- Tech companies Qualcomm Inc. and Spansion Inc. have asked the U.S. Supreme Court to hear their appeals of a U.S. International Trade Commission ruling that they and five other companies infringed semiconductor chip technology patents held by Tessera Inc.

In separate petitions for writ of certiorari filed July 27 with the high court, Qualcomm and Spansion said a Federal Circuit decision upholding the ITC ruling was at odds with the Supreme Court's recent opinion in Global-Tech Appliances Inc. v. SEB SA.

In the Global-Tech case, the...
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