KLA-Tencor Didn't Engage In Patent Fraud, Fed. Circ. Affirms
Law360 (May 23, 2019, 6:36 PM EDT) -- KLA-Tencor Corp. did not fraudulently obtain a semiconductor measurement system patent, the Federal Circuit affirmed Thursday, just one day after particularly no-nonsense oral arguments.
The panel issued a one-line order affirming the dismissal of Xitronix Corp.'s antitrust suit against KLA. The quick decision came after years of tossing the case back and forth between the Federal and Fifth circuits, and a hearing where one judge held little patience for both sides.
Xitronix accused KLA of violating the Sherman and Clayton Antitrust Acts by making fraudulent statements and omissions to the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office during its bid for a new patent...
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