Semcon IP v Kyocera Corporation
On May 9, 2018, Semcon sued Kyocera Corporation for direct and indirect
infringement of U.S. Patent Nos. 7,100,061 (the “’061 Patent”); 7,596,708 (the “’708 Patent”);
8,566,627 (the “’627 Patent”); and 8,806,247 (the “’247 Patent”) (collectively, the “Asserted
Patents”). On July 11, 2018, Kyocera International, Inc. - Kyocera’s
wholly-owned, U.S. subsidiary—filed a declaratory judgment action of non-infringement against the Asserted Patents in the Southern District of California. Semcon subsequently filed a motion to dismiss for lack of personal jurisdiction, which the California court granted.
Thereafter, Kyocera filed the instant Motion to dismiss Semcon’s Complaint on the basis that Kyocera does not engage in any infringing activity in the United States.
Having considered the parties’ arguments and the relevant case law, the Court is of the opinion that the Motion should be and hereby is DENIED.