Archive: March 27, 2006

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Court Orders Non-Party to Produce Documents Derived From DOJ Document Database Using Particular Search Terms, and to Produce Entire Electronic Document Database from FTC Investigation

Court Orders Non-Party to Produce Documents Derived From DOJ Document Database Using Particular Search Terms, and to Produce Entire Electronic Document Database from FTC Investigation

Tessera, Inc. v. Micron Tech., Inc., 2006 WL 733498 (N.D. Cal. Mar. 22, 2006)

The plaintiff in this case licenses its semiconductor packaging technology directly to semiconductor manufacturers; typically, licensing agreements require the semiconductor manufacturers to pay plaintiff royalties on the volume of synchcronous RDRAM chips sold which uses its semiconductor packaging technology. Plaintiff’s complaint alleged patent infringement, antitrust violations and various state law claims against various semiconductor manufacturers. Plaintiff alleged that defendants unlawfully colluded with others to boycott the synchronous RDRAM chip to reduce demand for them and artificially inflate the price of pre-existing and inferior DRAM chips for their own financial gain. Plaintiff alleged that defendants’ actions deprived the company of significant royalties. Read More

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