Atmel Fires Back At OPTi In Interface Patent Suit

Law360, New York (October 24, 2008, 12:00 AM EDT) -- Semiconductor company Atmel Corp. has launched counterclaims for declaratory judgment in a patent suit brought by OPTi Inc. for alleged infringement of two patents for an interface system, claiming that the patents are invalid and unenforceable due to inequitable conduct in violation of U.S. patent laws.

In an Oct. 23 filing with the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas, Atmel denied that it infringed OPTi's patents, arguing that the patents are not enforceable because their co-inventor failed to make the U.S. Patent and...
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