Synaptics, Elantech Make Nice Over Touch-Pad Patent

Law360, New York (October 20, 2008, 12:00 AM EDT) -- Synaptics Inc. and Elantech Devices Corp. have agreed to settle an infringement lawsuit over computer touch-pad technology and are seeking to stay the action while the deal is finalized.

The Santa Clara, Calif.-based Synaptics, which initiated the legal wrangle against Elantech last December, moved to throw out the action with prejudice “upon the satisfaction of certain mutual obligations under the settlement agreement,” according to documents filed Monday in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California.

In light of the deal, Synaptics asked Judge...
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