Fed. Circ. Denies Spansion Stay In Chip Patent Spat

Law360, New York (September 9, 2009, 6:28 PM EDT) -- A federal appeals court has rejected a bid by Spansion Inc. and Freescale Semiconductor Inc. to stay a limited exclusion and a cease-and-desist order, issued by the U.S. International Trade Commission in May, related to semiconductor chip patents asserted by Tessera Technologies Inc.

Technology companies Spansion and Freescale had not met their burden to obtain a stay of the judgment, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit noted, saying a request must establish either a strong likelihood of success on the merits or that...
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