SK hynix Sues Longhorn IP and Two of Its “Portfolio” Entities

  • July 8, 2022
  • Category: New Patent Litigation
    Market Sector: Semiconductors

SK hynix (3:22-cv-03915) has filed a single Northern District of California action against monetization firm Longhorn IP LLC and two of its “portfolio” entities, Hamilcar Barca IP LLC and Trenchant Blade Technologies LLC, seeking declaratory judgments of noninfringement of seven patents. The plaintiff alleges receipt of multiple letters from the plaintiffs, beginning in May 2020, giving rise to jurisdiction over the dispute, by which SK hynix seeks to clear a wide array of products, including image sensors, integrated circuit devices, and memory products, from the Longhorn IP accusations of infringement. This litigation was foreshadowed, at least in part, by a letter attached to an earlier DJ complaint against Longhorn IP, revealing its “intent to license the patent portfolio [of Trenchant] to other companies, including Samsung, Micron, SK hynix, Global Foundries, UMC and SMIC”.

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