SAN JOSE, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Nov. 12, 2003--ZiLOG Incorporated announced today that it has filed a lawsuit in the United States District Court for the Northern District of California in San Francisco against QuickLogic Corporation for patent infringement.
The complaint alleges that QuickLogic's FPGA and ESP products infringe claims of ZiLOG's US patent number 4,670,749. ZiLOG seeks to recover monetary damages resulting from the alleged infringement.
"ZiLOG has made a tremendous investment of time and money in its intellectual property and believes strongly in enforcing its rights," stated James Thorburn, Chief Executive Officer of ZiLOG. "ZiLOG's patents are valuable assets that must be protected from any unauthorized use, and we intend to pursue this matter vigorously."
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