Soitec Infringed MEMC Semiconductor Patent, Jury Says

Law360, New York (November 5, 2010, 2:52 PM EDT) -- A federal jury has found that Soitec SA infringed a patent for semiconductor technology held by MEMC Electronic Materials Inc., but declined to invalidate a claim in a Soitec patent for similar technology.

In a verdict handed down Wednesday in the U.S. District Court for the District of Delaware, jurors found that at least one of Soitec’s semiconductor products infringed a claim in an MEMC patent covering technology for silicon-on-insulator semiconductor “wafers.”

The jury also rejected arguments by Soitec that the infringed claim in MEMC’s patent...
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