Nanometrics Sues Inventor Over Spectrometry Patent

Law360, New York (May 30, 2008, 12:00 AM EDT) -- Technology company Nanometrics Inc. has sued the inventor of a patent over which it claims to have rights and is seeking to have the patent declared invalid or not infringed in order to preempt a lawsuit from the inventor.

Nanometrics filed the case last Wednesday in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California against Alexander P. Cherkassky, an inventor in Baltimore who owns a patent related to a technology used to analyze the properties of semiconductors. The technology is able to determine properties...
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