Aggressive IP Strategy Fails -- Again

, The Recorder

Eyebrows went up when Silvaco Data Systems sued the customers of a software maker, Circuit Semantics, that it had beaten in a trade secrets case. Last week, one of those customers, Cypress Semiconductor Corp., notched a win in the long-running fight. A judge granted summary judgment to Cypress, ruling that Silvaco didn't have the evidence to show that Cypress acquired or knew about the stolen trade secrets when it bought software from Circuit Semantics.

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