Sony Drops Third-Party Complaint Against Microsemi

Law360, New York (January 7, 2008, 12:00 AM EST) -- Sony Corp. has dropped all charges against third-party defendant Microsemi Corp. in a patent infringement lawsuit over liquid-crystal-display backlighting technology, thus ending both companies' role in the litigation.

Judge T. John Ward of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas on Thursday granted Sony and Microsemi's motion to dismiss without prejudice all claims and defenses against each other.

The dismissal comes just weeks after both Sony and Microsemi settled their respective disputes with the plaintiff in the case, O2 Micro International Ltd....
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