Samsung, Matsushita Settle Semiconductor Disputes

Law360, New York (January 31, 2008, 12:00 AM EST) -- Matsushita Electric Industrial Co. and its rival Samsung Electronics have settled all ongoing patent infringement suits in the United States and Japan over semiconductor technology, the companies announced Wednesday.

The settlement includes a cross-license agreement for semiconductors, and the companies will drop all pending actions.

Neither company would disclose additional details due to confidentiality obligations.

The settlement will close the books on cases in two continents, including a closely followed patent infringement suit pending in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas....
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