Tessera's $100M Toshiba Royalty Row Lacks IP Claims: Judge

Law360, San Jose (February 23, 2017, 7:15 PM EST) -- Tessera Technologies sought Thursday to appeal an early ruling over claims Toshiba Corp. owes more than $100 million in royalties for using its integrated circuit technology in 7,000 products, facing a skeptical California federal judge who noted its "garden variety" contract suit might have been stronger with patent infringement claims.

U.S. District Judge Beth Freeman said at the start of a hearing in San Jose on Tessera's motion for default judgment that if she were to grant Tessera's request, she would be essentially sending one interpretation of one element of a 1999 licensing agreement between Toshiba and Tessera to the Ninth...

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