Judge Strips Richtek Claims In UPI Trade Secrets Case

Law360, San Francisco (January 18, 2013, 7:24 PM ET) -- A California judge on Friday dismissed most of Richtek USA Inc.'s claims in a lawsuit accusing rival uPI Semiconductor Corp. of stealing trade secrets on computer power technology, agreeing with uPI that a Taiwanese statute of limitations applies in the California case.

Richtek sued uPI in Taiwanese court in July 2007, more than two years before filing trade secrets suits against uPI in the U.S. International Trade Commission and California federal court in December 2009, and in Santa Clara Superior Court in January 2011, exceeding Taiwan's...
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