Matsushita and MediaTek Settle All Patent Disputes

Law360, New York (July 9, 2007, 12:00 AM EDT) -- Rival communications companies MediaTek Inc. and Matsushita Electric Industrial Co. reached a settlement on Friday that ended three pending lawsuits about various patents.

The terms of the settlement, which was announced in a paper filed in court in the Eastern District of Texas, are confidential.

The settlement came after a ruling last week in which Judge Maxine Chesney of the Northern District of California refused to take a side in the electronics makers' fight for summary judgment. Chesney had granted and dismissed in part both companies'...
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