U Of Ill. Says Micron Flouted Its Semiconductor Patents

Law360, New York (December 6, 2011, 1:11 PM EST) -- The University of Illinois slapped Micron Technology Inc. with a patent infringement lawsuit on Monday, accusing the company of selling semiconductors made using the university's proprietary process.

The patents the university is asserting pertain to the use of deuterium in the fabrication of semiconductor devices.

The suit, filed in Illinois federal court, contends that Micron has willfully violated the university's intellectual property by selling semiconductor products made using its proprietary deuterium anneal process, which is covered by U.S. Patent Numbers 5,872,387; 6,444,533; and 6,888,204.

The university...
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