Light-Sensor Co. Sues Over Patent Secrets

Law360, New York (November 26, 2008, 12:00 AM EST) -- Light-sensor company Texas Advanced Optoelectronic Solutions has filed suit against Intersil Corp., alleging the California-based maker of semiconductors infringed a patent for digital ambient light sensors.

The lawsuit, filed Tuesday in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas, accuses Intersil of unlawfully using confidential information received during negotiations over an "anticipated acquisition or business partnership" to build infringing products and bring them to market.

The company also accuses Intersil of breach of contract, misappropriation of trade secrets and tortious interference.

Based on representations...
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