Spansion Wins Bid To Nix Apple Contract

Law360, New York (September 2, 2009, 4:38 PM EDT) -- Beleaguered flash memory manufacturer Spansion Inc. has won bankruptcy court approval to chuck an agreement with Apple Inc. in order to pursue a patent infringement suit against the technology giant before the U.S. International Trade Commission.

Judge Kevin J. Carey granted Spansion's motion to void an executory contract between the parties on Tuesday in the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the District of Delaware, paving the way for the flash memory maker to sever its business ties with Apple.

The two companies have been involved in a...
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