Engineer's Semiconductor Patent Claims Mostly Nixed

Law360, New York (May 14, 2009, 12:00 AM EDT) -- A federal judge has thrown out the lion's share of claims by an electronic engineer that Rudolph Technologies Inc. breached the terms of a licensing agreement by failing to develop any technology related to his patents.

In a ruling Tuesday in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California, Judge Jeremy Fogel said Mehrdad Nikoonahad's breach of contract and fraud claims were "insufficient" even after being amended, but let stand his claim for breach of implied covenant of good faith and fair dealing after...
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