MIT Sues Micron Technology Over Semiconductor Patent

Law360 (October 8, 2006, 12:00 AM EDT) -- The Massachusetts Institute of Technology has once again filed a patent infringement lawsuit against a major high-tech company, this time suing semiconductor maker Micron Technology Inc. for allegedly violating a fabrication technology patent.

The lawsuit against Boise, Idaho-based Micron, which was filed Oct. 3 in the U.S. District Court for the District of Massachusetts, comes as MIT navigates patent suits against software giant Microsoft Corp. and pharmaceutical firm ImClone Inc.

MIT’s new lawsuit asserts U.S. Patent No. 4,890,309, which describes technology for a lithography mask and...
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