Analog Devices Inc. and Advanced Micro Devices Inc. (AMD) have decided to end a lawsuit that was based on possible patent infringement. Last night, the press release corresponding to the lawsuit was published.
According to the companies they have reached an agreement. “mutually agreed terms.” “We are committed to technology collaboration to deliver next-generation solutions to our customers in the communications and data center market”. The agreement was not disclosed. Representatives of both companies have sofar resisted commenting.
In 2019, ADI from Massachusetts filed a lawsuit against Xilinx Inc. (now part of AMD). ADI claimed that Xilinx’s wireless chips violated some patents relating to converting analog data into digital data.
ADI claimed that Xilinx copied their innovations when they worked together on another Xilinx tech. Xilinx, which was denied patent infringement allegations in 2020, was bought by AMD for approximately $50 million in February. AMD also brought a lawsuit against Xilinx.
Although court hearings were originally scheduled for March 2013, the court suspended proceedings in connection with the lawsuit last year due to the necessity of several formal actions related the the relevant technologies at the US Patent Office. On Monday, the case was reopened due to an agreement between the parties.