Court Revives Linear Technology's Patent Claims

Law360, New York (June 19, 2007, 12:00 AM EDT) -- Linear Technology Corp.'s third-party patent infringement lawsuit against three semiconductor companies has been given a second chance at life, as a California appeals court has reversed the trial court's dismissal and remanded the case.

“On appeal, Linear maintains that all claims were erroneously dismissed because they were properly brought in state court and stated viable causes of action,” the Court of Appeal of the State of California ruled on Monday. “We agree with the superior court's ruling on the claims of fraud and unfair competition but...
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