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Patent Troll Goes After Intel, IBM, TI, Micron, Samsung

Semcon claims that all defendants are using a variant of chemical-mechanical polishing (CMP), referred to as an Applied Materials Reflexion CMP system that violates its patent 7,156,717.

Semcon Tech is a Texas-based company with little to no corporate history that appears to be incorporated for the reason to monetize this specific patent. According to the USPTO, the patent in question was awarded in 2007 to Charles Molnar of Beaver Creek Concepts, and transferred to Semcon Tech on November 30, 2011. Semcon shares its address with other entities that recently filed patent infringement suits, including CyberFone Systems. Semcon's law firm is Wilmington, Delaware-based Bayard, P.A.

The lawsuit does not specifically mention any products of the defendants that allegedly violate the patent, but states that the companies import and sell products in the U.S. that, "upon belief", infringe Semcon's IP. The patent troll is asking the court to award damages, costs and expenses. At the very least, Semcon is asking for "reasonable royalty for the use made of the invention."

  • as33
    don't feed the trolls :/
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  • techseven
    The lawsuit does not specifically mention any products of the defendants that allegedly violate the patent, but states that the companies import and sell products in the U.S. that, "upon belief", infringe Semcon's IP.

    Whow! Good luck with that.... Weak case to say the least...
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  • blazorthon
    If they don't prove that these companies are in violation of their patent, then their chances of winning seem to be fairly low.
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  • mugiebahar
    I think in these cases they should,
    1) either take the troller and his family along with the lawyers involved and ship them to a deserted island if they are found to be wasting tax payers money on a lawsuit that they don't even use the patent and also if the patent applied for was to vague at the same time ( meaning they knew they were never going to really use it but they applied for it and some dumb ass stamped yes on it). Or
    2) bring in the death penalty to cover this waste, greediness and dumb ass behavior.

    Also for the real dumbass at the patent office who stamped yes to these, our ass is being shipped tonne same island. We pay you to do your job DO YOUR DUMB ASS JOB YOU DUMB ASS. That's all Im done,
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  • blazorthon
    Also, do all patents lack proper grammar? There are so many places where there should be commas, but there aren't commas there. That adds to the confusion.
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  • richard694000
    I want to start a company making truck rims. Anyone know who owns the patent for the wheel?
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  • richard694000
    gess what http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/asia-pacific/1418165.stm
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  • cookoy
    They don't know what products specifically violate their patent, but that these products are being imported and sold locally. So sue the foreign companies that make them.
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  • blazorthon
    richard694000gess what http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/asia-pacific/1418165.stm
    That's kinda old news. Any word on whether or not he got the patent?
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  • thehelix
    Do we really need to know about all this? This is hardly newsworthy...
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