Ion Tech Co. Resolves Antitrust Action Against Varian

Law360, New York (April 22, 2011, 5:29 PM EDT) -- Advanced Ion Beam Technologies Inc. settled an antitrust suit in Massachusetts on Wednesday that alleged Varian Semiconductor Equipment Associates Inc. defrauded the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office over a patent for ion implantation technology.

The suit, filed in August 2009 by ion implant system maker AIBT, revolved around Varian's alleged fraud in procuring the patent, which is used in semiconductor manufacturing.

AIBT and Varian filed a joint motion on April 14 to dismiss all the allegations asserted in the action and agreed that each party would...
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