Harvard settles dispute over dielectrics patent | Chemical & Engineering News
Volume 95 Issue 20 | p. 18 | Concentrates
Issue Date: May 15, 2017

Harvard settles dispute over dielectrics patent

Department: Business
Keywords: intellectual property, patent suit, electronic chips, dielectrics

Harvard University says it has come to an “amicable resolution” of a lawsuit it filed last year against semiconductor ­maker GlobalFoundries for violating a chemistry professor’s patents. The suit involved patents for metal alkylamide-based high-K dielectric films used to create insulating layers in memory chips. The technology was invented by Harvard chemistry professor Roy E. Gordon and members of his lab in the late 1990s and early 2000s. Still pending is a similar suit against chip maker Micron Technology.

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