June 13, 2002 – Menlo Park, CA – Boxer Cross Inc. has filed a counter-suit for patent infringement, trade secret misappropriation, and unfair competition against Therma-Wave Inc.
The counter-suit was filed in US District Court on June 7 in connection with the litigation filed by Therma-Wave on April 22.
The Boxer Cross counter-suit claimes three violations by Therma-Wave. First, the counter-suit claims that Therma-Wave’s application of its Therma-Probe infringes on Boxer Cross’ patents No. 6,049,220 and No. 6,323,951. Second, it claims that Therma-Wave misappropriated trade secrets related to Boxer Cross’ technology developments in metrology. Finally, it claims that Therma-Wave has engaged in unfair competition and business practices against Boxer Cross.