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Atmel, AuthenTec Settle Fingerprint Patent Suits

Law360 (July 29, 2008, 12:00 AM EDT) -- Almost three months after fingerprint security company AuthenTec Inc. won summary judgment in a patent infringement suit brought against the company by semiconductor manufacturer Atmel Corp., the two parties have reached a settlement that could potentially bring an end to their pending litigation.

On Tuesday, Judge Claudia Wilken of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California granted the parties’ request to conditionally dismiss their two pending suits, after AuthenTec and Atmel revealed on July 14 that they had reached an agreement in principle...
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