SMIC Files Motion To Dismiss TSMC Patent Suit

Law360, New York (March 8, 2004, 12:00 AM EST) -- China’s largest chipmaker, Semiconductor Manufacturing International Corp., has filed a motion to dismiss rival Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co.’s claim for patent infringement.

"What we have done is a very thorough internal review together with our outside counsel, and we've found there's no merit to this lawsuit whatsoever," SMIC's Chief Financial Officer, Jenny Wang, told a video conference from London.

"We have filed a motion to dismiss this claim in the Californian court and right now we're waiting for the court's approval for the hearing day," she...
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