NEUBIBERG, GERMANY: Infineon Technologies AG recently announced that it has settled its patent infringement claim against Elpida Memory Inc., and both Infineon and Elpida have agreed to seek dismissal of all pending patent infringement cases.
Infineon initiated proceedings in February 2010, when it filed a complaint against Elpida and Elpida’s customers in the US International Trade Commission (ITC). Elpida subsequently filed two lawsuits in the US District Court, Eastern District of Virginia.
Infineon and Elpida have settled the dispute through a broad patent cross license relating to semiconductor technology. The specific terms and conditions of the license are confidential.
“Infineon is pleased to have reached this agreement with Elpida, and we look forward to a lasting peace between the companies,” said Prof. Dr. Hermann Eul, Member of the Management Board, responsible for Sales, Marketing, Technology and R&D at Infineon Technologies AG. “This outcome is further affirmation of our ongoing efforts to protect our intellectual property rights and business interests.”