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- Motion states that Kilopass’s allegations are vague and without substance
Ottawa, Canada – August 10, 2010 – Sidense, a leading developer of Logic Non-Volatile Memory (LNVM) IP cores, announced it has filed a motion in US District Court seeking dismissal and/or amendment of Kilopass’s numerous claims on grounds that Kilopass has not satisfied the most basic legal requirements in its allegations against Sidense.
“The Kilopass complaint contains a hodge-podge of vague, unsubstantiated, unsupportable and seemingly contradictory allegations,” according to Xerxes Wania, Sidense’s CEO, who added, “We are asking the Court to rule accordingly.”
Sidense’s attorney, Roger Cook of Townsend and Townsend and Crew LLP, commented that, “The Federal Court rules allow a plaintiff to file a complaint without accompanying factual proof, but a plaintiff must nonetheless at least allege facts which, if proven, would entitle him to relief. For whatever reason, Kilopass has neglected to make legally sufficient factual allegations supporting many of its claims. Kilopass has already once amended its complaint. This motion points out that even the current amended complaint does not meet the minimum legal standards. The purpose of the motion is to substantially narrow the issues in dispute.”
Mr. Wania also noted that Sidense and Kilopass exchanged legal correspondence in 2005 and 2006, when Sidense refuted Kilopass’ allegations of patent infringement made by Kilopass. “Nothing has changed since then,” said Mr. Wania. “We believe this complaint was filed only to hamper Sidense’s continued growth and success, by trying to hinder relations with our customers.”
“Sidense is prepared to fight Kilopass’ unsubstantiated claims and we expect to prevail in the end,” said Mr. Wania.
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Sidense Corp. provides secure, very dense and reliable non-volatile, one-time programmable (OTP) memory IP for use in standard-logic CMOS processes with no additional masks or process steps required and no impact on product yield. The Company’s innovative one-transistor 1T-Fuse™
architecture provides the industry’s smallest footprint, most reliable and lowest power Logic Non-Volatile Memory (NVM) IP solution. With over 70 patents granted or pending, Sidense OTP provides a field-programmable alternative solution to Flash, mask ROM and eFuse in many OTP and MTP applications.
Sidense OTP memory, embedded in over 100 customer designs, is available from 180nm down to 40nm and is scalable to 28nm and below. The IP is offered at and has been adopted by all top-tier semiconductor foundries and selected IDMs. Customers are using Sidense OTP for analog trimming, code storage, encryption keys such as HDCP, WHDI, RFID and Chip ID, medical, automotive, and configurable processors and logic. For more information, please visit www.sidense.com.