Samsung Hit With AMD Semiconductor Patent Suit

Law360, New York (February 21, 2008, 12:00 AM EST) -- Microchip-maker Advanced Micro Devices Inc. on Tuesday levied a lawsuit against technology conglomerate Samsung Electronics Co., accusing its Korean rival of infringing on six semiconductor patents.

The suit, filed in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California, names Samsung Electronics and several of its subsidiaries, including Samsung Semiconductor Inc. and Samsung Telecommunications America LLC.

It names six patents, owned either by AMD or its subsidiary ATI Technologies ULC, that cover methods of semiconductor chip fabrication, specific compositions or designs of semiconductors and consumer...
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