Elpida Memory, Inc. has filed a lawsuit against a Taiwanese memory
chip maker Nanya Technology and its U.S. subsidiary Nanya Technology Corporation, USA for infringement of Elpida's DRAM patents.
Elpida filed the lawsuit on September 6 in the U.S. District Court,
the Northern District of California. The lawsuit seeks the court to
have Nanya and Nanya USA halt infringement of four Elpida's DRAM
technology-related patents and to have them compensate for damages
caused by the infringement.
Takao Adachi, Director of Elpida said, "We believe that companies
need to respect intellectual property rights because it is justified
on the basis of Intellectual Property Law. When we recognize anyone
who has violated our valuable assets, it is very fair for us to
allege infringement. Considering our global business operations, it
is essential to protect intellectual properties in order to keep
Seiji Nakashima, Vice President of Intellectual Property Group said,
"Elpida has been actively protecting our intellectual property
rights. We stand ready to take appropriate action at any time like