Macronix International Co., Ltd. (TSE: 2337), a global leader providing non-volatile memory solutions, announced that it will take vigorous actions against the patent litigations filed by Spansion, Inc. in the U.S. International Trade Commission ("ITC") and the U.S. District Court in San Jose, California. Macronix will defend its products and assist its customers in defending such claim of Spansion to demonstrate that Macronix does not infringe Spansion's patents duly granted.
Over the past 24 years, Macronix has devoted in the research and development of non-volatile memory technology and has been granted more than 5,000 patents. Macronix was also ranked in 2011 by The Patent Board as the 18th of the worldwide's most or number one in Taiwan in the semiconductor industry in terms of their overall patent strength.
There is a growing concern about companies using patent litigation to compete or to corner technology markets. Macronix believes that misuse of patent rights should be discouraged, and Macronix shall remain a major force in the non-volatile memory market. The company respects the valid intellectual property rights of other companies and will also enforce its rights against companies that infringe Macronix intellectual property rights.
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