Judge Halts Richtek Suit For Patent Re-Examination

Law360 (February 8, 2011, 3:26 PM EST) -- A federal judge has stayed Richtek Technology Corp.'s suit accusing several of its competitors of infringing its intellectual property with their microchip products while the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office re-examines the three patents-in-suit.

Judge William Alsup granted a bid from co-defendants uPI Semiconductor Corp., Silicon Xtal Corp. and Sapphire Technology Ltd. to stay the case and denied Richtek's request to file a motion for preliminary injunction in light of that stay in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California on Thursday.

The fact that the suit is in its early stages weighed in favor of granting the...

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