STMicro Hits InvenSense With Suit Over MEMS Patents

Law360, Los Angeles (May 18, 2012, 3:33 PM EDT) -- An STMicroelectronics NV subsidiary launched a lawsuit in California federal court Wednesday alleging motion-tracking device maker InvenSense Inc. has infringed nine patents covering microelectronic mechanical systems.

InvenSense has sold more than 110 million units of so-called MEMS products that are incorporated in smartphones, tablets, personal media players, video game consoles, still cameras, remote controls and other consumer electronic devices, the suit says.

According to the suit, the two companies engaged in license negotiations beginning in December. STMicro, which is based in the Netherlands, notified InvenSense that...
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