DRAM patent ruling favors Fujitsu

August 30, 2007 – A Tokyo district court has upheld Fujitsu Ltd.’s claims that Nanya Technology Corp.’s Japanese unit infringed its DRAM patents, according to the company and media reports.

Under the ruling, which caps a lawsuit filed two years ago, Nanya will be barred from future import and sales of the infringing products, as well as compensation for past infringement. The Nikkei daily reported that the court awarded 100 million yen (about US $872,000) in damages.

Fujitsu stopped making DRAM in 1999 but still owns key technology patents, noted the paper. Last year Nanya settled litigation with Renesas Technology Corp., which had sued it in Japan and the US also over DRAM patent infringements.


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