Judge Denies Matsushita's Motion To Dismiss

Law360, New York (June 13, 2007, 12:00 AM EDT) -- A judge has denied Japanese electronics firm Matsushita Electric Industrial Co.'s motion to dismiss a patent suit brought by Taiwanese chip maker MediaTek Inc. due to lack of standing, affirming that MediaTek had possession of the patents at issue through an assignment agreement with United Module Corp.

The ruling, by T. John Ward of the Eastern District of Texas, cited another case involving MediaTek in the same district over patents covered in the same assignment agreement. In that case, Judge Leonard Davis denied a similar motion...
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