Tessera wins semi case against Moto, ATI et al

Technology firm Tessera has won a case with the International Trade Commission  (ITC) which will limit a number of companies from infringing its patents.

The ITC told Motorola, Qualcomm, Freescale and Spansion to cease and desist from selling products which breach Tessera patents from stocks they hold in the USA.

And Freescale, ATI Technologies – now AMD, and ST Microelectronics have been told  not to infringe two US patents, 6,433,419 and 5,852,326.

The ITC had previously overturned the Tessera application.

Henry R. Nothhaft, president and CEO of Tessera, described the ITC decision as a “powerful victory”. He said that the ITC decision establishes that the company’s cases are valid and enforceable.

The ITC can only prevent the companies from importing infringing semiconductors into the USA and stops them distributing the chips from stockpiles they may or  may not hold in the USA.

Qualcomm has already supplied stocks of the offending chips to a Tessera licensee called Amkor.