MediaTek, Matsushita Face Off In Second Suit

Law360, New York (October 21, 2005, 12:00 AM EDT) -- Undeterred by two unfavorable rulings by the U.S. International Trade Commission last month, Taiwanese chip maker MediaTek has filed a separate lawsuit against Japanese rival Matsushita over patents for data encoder chips used in DVD players.

In the complaint, MediaTek claims that Matsushita and its subsidiary Panasonic Corp. of North America infringed is patents “by practicing one or more claims of the ‘068 patent in the manufacture, use, offering for sale, sale and/or importation of encoders and products that contain encoders, including DVD recorders, and/or integrated...
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