Lone Star Silicon Asserts Former AMD Patents in New Semiconductor Fabrication Campaign

October 10, 2016

Lone Star Silicon Innovations LLC, recently formed in Texas by a seasoned patent monetization professional, has kicked off a litigation campaign by filing a series of lawsuits against Micron (2:16-cv-01116) and Nanya (2:16-cv-01117) along with Toshiba, Western Digital, and its subsidiary SanDisk (2:16-cv-01170). The new complaints assert five former AMD patents (5,872,038; 6,097,061; 6,103,611; 6,326,231; 6,388,330) against Micron and Nanya, with the complaint against Micron asserting two more (5,912,188; 6,023,085). Toshiba, Western Digital, and SanDisk are accused of infringing the ‘188, ‘085, and ‘330 patents along with one other (RE39,518) that also originated with AMD.  The patents generally relate to various aspects of semiconductor fabrication, and the products at issue are certain DRAM memory products made and sold by the defendants. Toshiba, Western Digital, and SanDisk are accused of divided infringement through the joint production of such memory chips.

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