New Acacia Subsidiary Sues Nine Semiconductor Manufacturers
Smart Foundry Solutions [NPE] filed suit against Analog Devices, Atmel, Freescale, Microchip Technology, NVIDIA, Silicon Storage Technology, Texas Instruments, and Toshiba over a patent related to salicided MOS devices. The patent-in-suit originated with Alliance Semiconductor and was assigned to Acacia Patent Acquisition in 2007. The complaint alleges that Smart Foundry is the current assignee of the patent-in-suit, but this has yet to be recorded at the USPTO. 9/12, Central District of California, 8:2011cv01396.