Judge Won't Toss Samsung DRAM Patent Suit

Law360, New York (April 8, 2008, 12:00 AM EDT) -- A judge ruled on Thursday that Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd. could go forward with a lawsuit against rival ON Semiconductor Corp. seeking a judgment that it did not infringe three ON patents related to dynamic random access memory technology.

The dispute between the two companies goes back to 2005, when ON sent a letter to Samsung saying that some of the company's DRAM products infringed two ON patents. In subsequent meetings, ON asked Samsung to enter into a licensing agreement, while Samsung insisted the patents were...
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