Federal Circuit Vacates Judgment Vs. IXYS In Chip Patent Suit

Law360, New York (March 19, 2004, 12:00 AM EST) -- The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit has vacated a lower court’s judgment against IXYS in a lawsuit filed by larger rival International Rectifier Corp. over patents for power chips.

The appeals court agreed with IXYS about the meaning of the disputed terms in the patent claims asserted by International Rectifier, IXYS said.

Since all of IRF's asserted patent claims included one or more of these terms, the appeals court dismissed some charges of infringement outright, and remanded others to the district court for...
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