Xitronix Wants Fed. Circ. To Rethink Patent Antitrust Claim

Law360, New York (November 30, 2016, 9:07 PM EST) -- Xitronix Corp. on Tuesday asked the Federal Circuit to give new life to an antitrust claim in a long-running patent battle with KLA-Tencor Corp. over advanced measurement systems for semiconductors, arguing the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office didn’t “do its job” when it issued KLA a continuation patent.

Xitronix is appealing a Texas federal judge’s decision in August to award KLA judgment on the antitrust charge. Xitronix had accused KLA of obtaining a new patent through fraudulent representations and omissions after claims in its previous patent...
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