Entropic, ViXS settle litigation, enter cross-license deal

Tuesday 16 September 2014 | 16:38 CET | News

Semiconductor services provider, Entropic and ViXS Systems have settled all outstanding litigation between the companies and have agreed to a cross-license to the patents at issue in the litigation. 

Entropic, ViXS and certain of their subsidiaries have been engaged in several patent lawsuits in the federal courts as well as proceedings before the International Trade Commission. Under the terms of the agreement, all outstanding claims and counterclaims in those actions will be dismissed against all defendants, including DirecTV, Wistron NeWeb Corporation (WNC) and CyberTan. 

The settlement also includes a cross-license between Entropic and ViXS of the issued patents that were the subject of the litigation. No fees or royalties are payable by either party with respect to its business as currently conducted or planned. Other terms of the settlement were not disclosed.

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