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Iqe Plc LSE:IQE London Ordinary Share GB0009619924 ORD 1P
  Price Change % Change Share Price Bid Price Offer Price High Price Low Price Open Price Shares Traded Last Trade
  -0.80 -2.35% 33.20 33.20 33.30 35.40 32.85 35.40 2,473,822 16:26:53
Industry Sector Turnover (m) Profit (m) EPS - Basic PE Ratio Market Cap (m)
Technology Hardware & Equipment 156.3 6.7 0.1 255.4 266

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DateSubjectAuthorDiscuss
18/7/2022
15:13
how did Tower allegedly get the details of IQE intellectual property. Was a former employee possibly involved?
nickwild
18/7/2022
13:51
Mea culpa 😩 Thanks William for the clarification Sorry if I muddied the waters re NWF , I have deleted references above as they are mistaken and erroneous. S
sweenoid
18/7/2022
13:46
correct, different beast.
william_quinn
18/7/2022
13:44
So william quinn your saying Neport Fab is named after the road it happens (newport beach) to be in and not Neport Wafer Fab in wales.
zapa
18/7/2022
13:30
The case hTtps://litigationtools.maxval-ip.com/UnifiedPatentViewDocument/home/index?caseid=615315
snaffleclamp
18/7/2022
13:15
yes, rereading the RNS, it suggests someone stole their secrets,("misappropriated IQE's trade secrets") and then these were used to file patents by tower. Who could steal secrets other than a former employee ? So this is not about defending a patent, IQE did not have the novel aspect patented. They have to prove they are the ones that came up with the novel aspect and not tower. To prove that they have to show that the secret was 'misappropriated'. In doing that it would invalidate Tower's patent, but this is not a patent infringement issue. Appears to me that a decision was made in IQE that it would be better to protect the IP by keeping it secret, than it would be to publicise it via a patent application and get patent protection.
twatcher
18/7/2022
12:57
On information and belief, Newport Fab, LLC is a corporation organized under the laws of Delaware with its principal place of business at 4321 Jamboree Road, Newport Beach, California. In 2019, Newport Fab, LLC did business under the names “Jazz Semiconductor” and “TowerJazz.221; 8. On information and belief, Newport Fab, LLC, is indirectly held by Tower Semiconductor Newport Beach, Inc., itself indirectly held by Tower Semiconductor NPB Holdings, Inc. Both of these holding companies are organized under the laws of Delaware and share the office at 4321 Jamboree Road, Newport Beach, California, 92660 with Newport Fab, LLC. 9. On information and belief, these companies are themselves held directly and are controlled by Tower U.S. Holdings Inc., a corporation organized under the laws of Delaware. Tower U.S. Holdings Inc. thus acts in this forum through its subsidiaries and holdings. It is the agent of service for Tower Semiconductor Ltd., and its principal office is 2570 North First Street, Suite 480 San Jose, California, 95131. 10. On information and belief, Tower Semiconductor Ltd. is the parent company that directly holds Tower U.S. Holdings Inc. and controls and directs Newport Fab, LLC. Tower Semiconductor Ltd. thus acts in this forum through its subsidiaries and holdings. Tower Semiconductor Ltd. is an Israeli company with its head offices in the Ramat Gavriel Industrial Park, Shaul Amor Street, Post Office Box 619, Migdal Haemek, 2310502 Israel. 11. On information and belief, Paul D. Hurwitz was a former director of technology development at Newport Fab, LLC during the relevant period in 2018- 2020. He currently works as the Director of Foundry Engineering at Rockley Photonics Inc. He is domiciled in Irvine, California.
william_quinn
18/7/2022
12:02
Interesting! hTtps://portal.unifiedpatents.com/litigation/California%20Central%20District%20Court/case/8:22-cv-00867 It is now also obvious that IQE is accusing Tower of misappropriating IQE’s IP to in effect ‘patent’ the IP as their own, so IQE I assume does not have the patent that is why IQE state that the complaint is about ‘CORRECTION OF INVENTORSHIP’ Quite how this plays out differently from ‘stealing’ patented technology I don’t know. I would hope that being able to prove that you are an inventor and being able to back it up with substantial evidence against an entity that patents something ‘out of the blue’ with little or no evidence to having ‘invented’ it will be far easier? Whatever The attorneys in both sides are certain to be the biggest winners. [...] The attorney representing IQE is hTtps://www.msk.com/attorneys-Karin_Pagnanelli S
sweenoid
18/7/2022
11:55
I'd have thought if their case was good they would use litigation finance.
donald pond
18/7/2022
10:43
I was thinking of buying some Intel stock, but might sit tight for a bit now. I agree with those posters who said IQE has to try and defend its IP...but also that it is likely to be a protracted and expensive undertaking, which is not what the company needs right now. This also remains on my watch list, but not brave enough to buy at this current price, given the latest news. GLA.
lovewinshatelosses
18/7/2022
10:00
Sadly looks like this will be the fifth time we will have made 40p and not held it in the past year! One of these days…
crosswires
18/7/2022
09:33
As has been proven many times before, patents are not worth a damn to a company unless they have the ability and money to defend them. And these sort of things can be a complete money pit, diverting money that could otherwise be spent on the company's actual operation. And once you get into unbelievably technical discussions about miniscule but vital details of the novel aspect of the invention, you are asking non technical people to make a decision based on expert testimony, when possibly there are only a few people in the world that have the technical prowess to make that decision, and a judge is never one of them.
twatcher
18/7/2022
09:22
https://www.google.com/search?q=tsem&;oq=tsem&aqs=chrome..69i57j46i512j0i512l3j0i10i512j0i512l3j0i10i512.3507j0j7&sourceid=chrome&ie=UTF-8 Be interesting to see opening price for Tower (TSEM) on Nasdaq. Big jump in price to circa current $46 after bid in Feb this year but price still well below $53 offer. Around 13% discount so market not convinced it's a done deal. May be significant pressure to settle sooner rather than later. I think Tower and Intel will want the deal to go through smoothly.
nickwild
18/7/2022
09:16
Surgetidus, yes it is great that IQE have valuable IP. They also have a strong case as no-one in their right mind would take on patent litigation without one. It also raises questions about how Tower allegedly misappropriated the secrets - you think of things like poaching employees or deploying listening devices. Almost certainly I'd expect Tower to counterclaim and demand IQE desist from any actions that infringe their patent. Sadly patent disputes can drag on for years and rack up huge fees where often the larger company prevails just because they have more money to throw at the problem. I wish IQE a speedy resolution and massive damages and hope I'm wrong with my gloomy assessment.
kinwah
18/7/2022
09:06
Indeed this isn’t positive but it’s a “must do” to make competitors know we will protect our IP. One thing for sure is that it likely will drag on for some time, these things take years to process to the end game and cost a few million each time.
tomduck
18/7/2022
08:31
Great news?! Really? The simple fact is that significant patents HAVE to be protected and faught for- period. Not to do so would be a gross mistake and betrayal of shareholders. Unfortunately it will be costly and let’s hope we don’t end up in the Phyrrhic victory as was the patent case WIN against Solar Junction. There was no choice, the fact that Intel is buying Tower I see as a positive for IQE unless the IP was of a particular interest to Intel ( inadvertently and without knowledge of the patent infringement) Intel will not want the distraction let alone the publicity involved. S
sweenoid
18/7/2022
08:30
htTps://www.iqep.com/media/press-releases/2022/filing-of-lawsuit-to-protect-iqe-s-intellectual-property/
picobird
18/7/2022
08:12
Deal to complete approx 1 year after it was announced mid Feb this year.
nickwild
18/7/2022
08:07
Do Intel own Tower yet? Tower shares are still trading at $46, offer was at $53. There musty be some uncertainty as to whether the deal will complete? Will Intel still want to complete if Tower are embroiled in IP theft?
indiestu
18/7/2022
08:04
Great news - it looks like we have something to protect and tower/intel wont want uncertainty as it is damaging for sales- who wants to build a supply chain based on disputed/stolen technology.
boboty
18/7/2022
08:00
Easier for them to buy out AGL - especially if the tech is that important that they have to infringe protection?
semper vigilans
18/7/2022
07:56
Sorry 'Kinwah' but I disagree, for IQE to take on Intel (who own Tower) is a very strong move. The publicity alone is worth any cost, and the damages that can be won will be a nice shareholder boost. This is a show of strength and a potential extra significant windfall.
surgetidus
18/7/2022
07:56
Thanks Nick. Perhaps Intel should buy IQE too - protect their investment! G.
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