Monday, September 24th 2012

Intellectual Ventures Resolves Patent Disputes with SK Hynix and Elpida

Intellectual Ventures (IV) announced today that it has reached settlement agreements with SK hynix Inc. and Elpida Memory, Inc. and resolved all pending patent infringement litigation with both companies.

"Intellectual Ventures has reached amicable settlements with both SK hynix and Elpida in the three patent infringement actions we filed against the companies over the past two years," said Melissa Finocchio, vice president and chief litigation counsel for Intellectual Ventures. "IV has built a world-class portfolio of semiconductor patents, and our preference is to sign license agreements and form productive, long-standing relationships with innovative companies rather than to litigate."

Hynix Semiconductor, Inc. (now SK hynix Inc.) and Elpida were named as defendants in IV's patent infringement action filed in December 2010 in the U.S. District Court for the District of Delaware. Both companies and certain of their customers were also named as respondents in an investigation by the United States International Trade Commission of certain memory device manufacturers based upon an IV complaint filed in July 2011, and a related action in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Washington filed the same month. Due to the settlement agreements, IV will file motions to dismiss all pending litigation against the companies and their customers who were named as respondents. Deal terms will remain confidential.
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3 Comments on Intellectual Ventures Resolves Patent Disputes with SK Hynix and Elpida

#1
tacosRcool
I think everyone is getting tired of these lawsuits
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#2
theoneandonlymrk
indeed and i cant remember the last IV product i bought ,saw or ever even heard/read about .:shadedshu

by: Cristian_25H
Melissa Finocchio, vice president and chief litigation counsel for Intellectual Ventures.
their Vp is also their Clc enough said really.
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#3
Kreij
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IV is just a patent troll company.
SK Hynix just lost to Rambus and now settled with IV. They don't seem to be doing so well in the lawsuits they are involved in.
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