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Innoscience denounces Infineon accusations

Innoscience claims that Infineon's lawsuit, filed in the US, will have little to no effect on its capability to import products to that country

Innoscience Technology has countered the accusations made by Infineon in a recent patent infringement lawsuit.

The lawsuit, filed in the district court of the Northern District of California, concerns a US Infineon patent covering core aspects of the company's GaN power semiconductors around reliability and performance. Infineon is seeking a permanent injunction against Innocence.

Infineon alleges that Innoscience infringes the Infineon patent by making, using, selling, offering to sell and/or importing into the United States various products, including GaN transistors for numerous applications, within automotive, data centres, solar, motor drives, consumer electronics, and related products used in automotive, industrial, and commercial applications.

Innoscience says it denies Infineon’s allegations of patent infringement as well as the validity of the Infineon patent. It also questions Infineon’s intention with this litigation.

"Even a cursory review of Infineon’s patent portfolio reveals that the alleged 'invention' of the asserted patent was already disclosed in Infineon’s own earlier prior art patents, raising concerns that it may have committed fraud on the United States Patent and Trademark Office, for not making proper disclosures during the prosecution of the asserted defective patent, " states Infineon in a press statement..

In addition, Innoscience says that contrary to Infineon’s wrong characterisation that the claims of the asserted defective patent “cover core aspects of GaN power semiconductors,” the lawsuit only concerns a small fraction of Innoscience’s packaged high-voltage (650V–700V) GaN transistors. It does not affect the vast majority of its other products (including unpackaged transistors and wafers, low-voltage transistors, and certain packaged transistors).

Therefore, the lawsuit should have little to no effect on Innoscience’s current ability to make, use, sell, offer to sell, or import into the United States its products for customers.

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