Atmel Faces Dismissal In Fingerprint Patent Case

Law360, New York (May 23, 2007, 12:00 AM EDT) -- Fingerprint security company AuthenTec Inc. on Wednesday refiled its motion to dismiss a patent suit waged against it by semiconductor company Atmel Corp., submitting an unredacted version of its claim that the suit should be dismissed because Atmel didn’t own the patent-in-suit at the time of original filing.

AuthenTec filed its first motion to dismiss in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California earlier this month under seal, but was directed by the court to refile without the seal. In the motion, AuthenTec...
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