Peregrine Files Patent Infringement Actions Against RF Micro Devices and Motorola Mobility
Published on: 15th Feb 2012
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Radio frequency (RF) integrated circuits vendor Peregrine Semiconductor has filed a complaint with the U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC) and a lawsuit in U.S. District Court alleging the infringement of RFICs and switching technology patents by RF Micro Devices (RFMD) and Motorola Mobility.
The complaint filed with the ITC claims that certain of RFMD's products and certain of Motorola Mobility's smartphones infringe Peregrine patents relating to silicon-on-insulator (SOI) technology for RF ICs and seeks, among other remedies, an exclusion order preventing the importation and sale of infringing products in the United States.
Separately, Peregrine also filed a suit in U.S. District Court for the Central District of California alleging the same infringement and seeking, in addition to damages, to permanently enjoin RFMD and Motorola Mobility from further infringement.
"Our innovative products are based on Peregrine's proprietary UltraCMOS® process and design technologies and are the result of more than 20 years of intensive research and development activity and the investment of approximately two hundred million dollars." Jim Cable, president and chief executive officer said in a statement.