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Sonics Files Lawsuit Against Arteris for Patent Infringement

02-Nov-2011 | Source : AG-IP News | Visits : 8539
MILPITAS, Ca. - Sonics Inc., the world’s number one supplier of on-chip communications IP, announced in a press release that the company filed a patent infringement lawsuit against Arteris, Inc. on November 1, 2011 in the United States District Court, Northern District of California. The suit alleges that Arteris is willfully infringing on seven of Sonics’ technology patents. 

After previous business discussions failed to resolve Arteris’ unauthorized use of Sonics’ intellectual property (IP), the company has taken this next step to further protect its 15-year technology investments and trade secrets. 

“Sonics is the world’s largest supplier of on-chip network and memory subsystem IP, and has established itself as an industry leader in network-on-chip (NoC) solutions,” said Grant Pierce, Sonics President and CEO. “For 15 years, Sonics has earned a proven track record with customers and established a reputation for leadership, technology innovation and design success.” 

Pierce continues, “We deeply respect this industry that we helped pioneer and advance, and have always honored our commitment to customers around the world to provide proven, reliable IP. Since 1996, we have invested significant resources in research and development—as reflected in our extensive trademark and patent portfolios—and remain steadfast in our promise to defend and assert our IP rights to protect these longstanding investments.” 

Sonics offers SoC designers the broadest array of on-chip communications IP in the world, and maintains an extensive portfolio of more than 110 patent properties to date. Sonics’ licensees have shipped more than one billion chips worldwide, and Sonics remains committed to the success of its existing and new customer design initiatives.

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