Kilopass Ordered to Pay Sidense $5 Million

17 March 2015

A judge has ruled in favor of Sidense Corp., a maker of nonvolatile memory intellectual property, in a patent infringement lawsuit case filed by Kilopass Technology Inc.

U.S. District Court Judge Susan Illston ordered Kilopass to pay Sidense $5.5 million after the court found a lawsuit brought by Kilopass against Sidense to be baseless. The funds will cover the attorneys' fees and associated costs.

In May of 2010, Kilopass sued Sidense for patent infringement. In 2012, Sidense won the suit on an appeal.

Sidense asked the court to have Kilopass pay for the attorney fees associated with the suit, but Illston initially denied the request. The decision was reversed on appeal and sent back to Illston, who then ordered the repayment of fees associated with the lawsuit.

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