Judge Greenlights Latest Dispute Between MPS, O2

Law360, New York (August 14, 2007, 12:00 AM EDT) -- A judge has declined to dismiss a declaratory judgment suit brought by Monolithic Power Systems Inc. against rival O2 Micro International Ltd. over a power inverter patent, ruling that there is enough controversy between the parties to warrant litigation.

On Monday, Judge Claudia Wilken of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California denied O2’s request to dismiss the case. O2 claimed that there was no controversy because it had not filed infringement claims against MPS after the two companies reached an agreement that...
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