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Spansion, Macronix end patent disputes

Posted: 29 Jan 2015 ?? ?Print Version ?Bookmark and Share

Keywords:Patent infringement? settlement agreement? flash memory?

Spansion and Macronix International have settled all outstanding patent disputes and actions, including respective complaints at the U.S. International Trade Commission and District Court, inter partes review proceedings at USPTO, and Macronix's patent infringement complaint against Spansion in Germany. As part of the settlement, both companies agreed to dismiss all patent cases between them and their downstream customers worldwide.

In the agreement, the companies have granted certain rights under the disputed patents to each other. The settlement allows both companies to direct their full attention and resources to continuing to innovate and to serve their customers' needs as leaders in the memory semiconductor industry.

Other terms of the settlement agreement, including financial terms, were not disclosed.

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