STC.UNM Hits Samsung, Pursues Alternative Service on Earlier International Defendants

May 31, 2019

The Board of Regents of the University of New Mexico, through its intellectual property enforcement arm STC.UNM, has added a second case to the litigation campaign that it began with a suit filed against TSMC in mid-April, accusing Samsung (6:19-cv-00329) of infringing the same homegrown semiconductor fabrication patent. At issue is the provision of semiconductor devices manufactured at “several different process nodes” (i.e., minimum physical feature size or line width), including 7 nm, 8 nm, 10 nm, 11 nm, 12 nm, and 14 nm process nodes, with the NPE highlighting in particular certain semiconductor devices allegedly incorporated into Apple’s A9 chip. The new suit comes as District Judge Alan D. Albright has granted STC.UNM’s motion for alternative service on TSMC in the prior case.

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