U Of Ill. Can't Stop Micron's Emails To Profs In IP Row

By Juan Carlos Rodriguez (April 12, 2013, 5:03 PM EDT) -- A federal judge on Thursday said Micron Technology Inc. can continue to tell University of Illinois engineering professors it won't hire or support them or their students while the university pursues a lawsuit accusing the company of improperly selling semiconductors made using the school's proprietary process.

The suit alleges Micron violated a 2004 agreement that called for the company to provide wafers to the university, which would then treat them with its patented technology and return them to Micron. Any commercial use of the university's work was supposed to have been hashed out in a separate agreement, the lawsuit says.

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