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Using our wide range of regulatory, litigation, and transactional services, offices in the US, Europe and Asia, and deep bench of attorneys who have been technically trained, Covington is able to address the myriad business and legal issues affecting companies operating in the semiconductor space. From asserting and defending intellectual property rights to regulatory advice pertaining to antitrust, environmental, and trade regulations, we are able to provide solutions to semiconductor companies on a global scale.
Representation of Atmel in a major victory where plaintiff Agere claimed that Atmel infringed four semiconductor patents, including what it touted as its key tungsten patents, and sought damages of approximately $200 million as well as enhancement for claimed willful infringement. After a three-week trial, the jury returned a verdict in Atmel’s favor; invalidating the tungsten patents, finding the fourth not infringed as well as invalid, and awarding Agere no damages.
Representation of Samsung concerning all aspects of the European investigation into alleged collusion in DRAM.
Representation of a major manufacturer of semiconductor equipment in providing regulatory advice on applicable pan-European WEEE and RoHS requirements.
Representation of Maxim Integrated Products in trade secret litigation involving analog-to digital converters.
Representation of clients in the semiconductor industry in securing U.S. government national security approvals for investments and acquisitions, including e2v Technologies’ acquisition of QP Semiconductor.
Representation of respondents A-Data, Chipsbank, Afa Technologies, Power Quotient International (PQI), Skymedi, and Corsair in the ITC Section 337 Investigation Certain Flash Memory Controllers, Drives, Memory Cards and Media Players.
Representation of a semiconductor manufacturer in antitrust licensing disputes.
February 28, 2017
WASHINGTON—Covington represented semiconductor manufacturer Intersil Corporation in its $3.2 billion sale to Japan’s Renesas Electronics Corporation. The firm advised Intersil on aspects of the transaction involving Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS), Foreign Ownership, Control, or Influence (FOCI), trade controls, and government ...