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International Rectifier Sues Rivals Over Motherboard Patents

Law360 (May 28, 2004, 12:00 AM EDT) -- International Rectifier has sued several rivals over patents for power-management chips widely used in computers and DVD players.

The chipmaker filed its patent infringement complaint with the U.S. District Court for the District of Central California, against Astec America, Asus Computer International, GBT Inc., Via Technologies, First International Computer of America and Does 1-10.

The complaint accuses International Rectifiers’ rivals of the importation, manufacturing, use and marketing of circuit boards known as “mother boards” that incorporate technology infringing the company's "power MOSFET (metal oxide semiconductor field...
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