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Realtek Will Pay 3Com $70M To End Patent Suit

Law360 (July 14, 2008, 12:00 AM EDT) -- Realtek Semiconductor Corp. agreed to pay 3Com Corp. $70 million over the weekend to settle a dispute over network interface card patents.

The settlement closed the book on a long-running patent dispute. Marlborough, Mass.-based 3Com filed suit against Realtek, a Taiwanese corporation, in January 2003.

“We are very pleased with the terms of our agreement with Realtek,” said Neal D. Goldman, 3Com executive vice president and chief administrative and legal officer. “The agreement for $70 million puts to rest the lawsuit and enables Realtek to legally...
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