Judge Rejects TSMC's Inequitable Conduct Claims

Law360, New York (April 16, 2008, 12:00 AM EDT) -- The court overseeing UniRAM Technology Inc.'s trade secrets suit against Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. Ltd. has rejected the defendants' bid to have one of UniRAM's patents declared invalid due to inequitable conduct, finding that circumstantial evidence suggested that TSMC brought its counterclaim to intimidate UniRAM.

U.S. District Judge Vaughn R. Walker of the Northern District of California handed down a 28-page ruling holding that TSMC had failed to prove its inequitable conduct claims and that TSMC's pursuit of its inequitable conduct contention was “highly questionable.”...
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