Magma Countersues Synopsys Over Chip Designs

Law360, New York (October 27, 2005, 12:00 AM EDT) -- Chip designer Magma Design Automation Inc. has fired off another round of litigation with rival Synopsys Inc., filing a countersuit alleging Synopsys is using patent litigation in an attempt to drive it out of business.

The countersuit, which claims that Synopsis infringed Magma’s patents for semiconductor design software, comes in response to a similar suit filed by Synopsis in September in U.S. District Court for the District of Delaware.

The complaint responds to the Synopsys suit, saying that in accusing Magma of patent infringement, “this lawsuit...
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