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March 2nd, 2018

Harvard University announces the amicable resolution of the patent lawsuit filed in June 2016 by Harvard against Micron

Update on patent enforcement

Cambridge, Mass., March 2, 2018 -- Harvard University today announced the amicable resolution of the patent lawsuit filed in June 2016 by Harvard against Micron.

Harvard and Micron have settled the litigation regarding the asserted Harvard-owned patents, on confidential terms. The patented technology, which was invented by Professor Roy G. Gordon and members of his Harvard laboratory, relates to the deposition of thin films of metals and other materials onto surfaces.

The case was President and Fellows of Harvard College v. Micron Tech., Inc., Civil Action No. 16-11249-WGY, initially filed in United States District Court for the District of Massachusetts. It was subsequently transferred to the U.S. District Court in Delaware, as Civil Action No. 17-01729-LPS-SRF. Further details regarding the resolution of the case are confidential. For background on Harvard patent enforcement, please visit:

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