Semiconductor Tech Co. Hits Rival With Antitrust Suit

Law360, New York (September 1, 2009, 5:43 PM EDT) -- On the same day that Advanced Ion Beam Technology Inc.'s antitrust counterclaims were dismissed from Varian Semiconductor Equipment Associates Inc.'s patent suit against it over semiconductor manufacturing technology, the company filed a new Sherman Act suit refining its allegations that Varian conspired to keep it out of the relevant market.

AIBT filed its suit in the U.S. District Court for the District of Massachusetts Aug. 31, the same day a judge dismissed its counterclaims against Varian in a separate suit in the same court.

The counterclaims...
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