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it is a big deal.will add a few cents to earnings per quarter.but it depends on the settlement terms, if they arent required to pay ASE legal fees, the legal fees will probalby equal 1-2 cents charge over the next quarter.additionally, i believe the precedent here is the most important. Other companies will think twice before infringing any ASE patents.
Its not going to add any earnings to the bottom line. The patent that was infringed upon is from the early 90's and AS&E doesn't even make that product anymore.Backscatter security apps are AS&E's, the story hasn't changed.
you dont know what you're talking about. patents are cumulative and can build on each other. A patent from the 90s can still be quite relevant today.The press release itself stated that a license was involved. If it was totally irrelevant as you say, why would two companies spend hundreds of thousands of dollars litigation over it.