Applied Materials Inc. (Santa Clara, CA) announced that it has settled a patent infringement lawsuit between Therma-Wave and Boxer-Cross Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Applied Materials. Under the settlement, Therma-Wave will dismiss its pending patent infringement claims against Boxer Cross with prejudice. Boxer Cross will dismiss its pending patent infringement claims against Therma-Wave without prejudice and will dismiss its pending state law claims with prejudice. Other terms of the agreement were not disclosed.
"We are pleased that we could resolve our dispute with Therma-Wave on mutually agreeable terms," said Joseph Sweeney, group vice president, Legal Affairs and Intellectual Property. "Boxer Cross has developed a strong intellectual property portfolio to support its pioneering technology and Applied Materials will continue to vigorously protect its proprietary in-line electrical measurement technologies."