Judge Grants Stay In Microprocessor Patent Dispute

Law360, New York (November 2, 2007, 12:00 AM EDT) -- A patent infringement lawsuit against Matsushita Electrical Industrial Co., Panasonic Corp. of North America and JVC Americas Corp. over microprocessor patents has been stayed for a month, suggesting that advanced settlement talks in the case might be under way.

Judge T. John Ward of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas granted the joint motion for the stay on Thursday for 30 days in patent-holding company Technology Properties Ltd.'s suit which also accuses NEC Electronics America Inc. and Toshiba Corp. of infringement....
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