Fed. Circ. Hands Patent Win To AnalogicTech

Law360, New York (August 29, 2008, 12:00 AM EDT) -- In a victory for semiconductor-maker Advanced Analogic Technologies Inc., an appeals court has upheld a decision by the U.S. International Trade Commission finding that a Linear Technology Corp. patent related to portable electronics power management is invalid.

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit made the ruling Thursday. AnalogicTech has been fighting a complaint filed in 2006 with the ITC by Linear Technology Corp. as a Section 337 investigation, alleging that AnalogicTech imports of electronic “charge pump DC/CD converters” infringed Linear patents.

Linear alleged...
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