Antitrust Claims Dropped In Hon Hai Connector Suit

Law360, New York (February 11, 2009, 12:00 AM EST) -- A federal judge has tossed out the Sherman Act claims in a dispute between Hon Hai Precision Industry Co. Ltd. and Molex Inc. over a patent licensing contract between the two companies for a connector used with audiovisual equipment, but has let the other claims stand.

Judge Harry D. Leinenweber of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois ruled Monday that Hon Hai had not alleged sufficient facts to state a plausible claim that Molex attempted to monopolize the market for the so-called...
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