SAN JOSE, Calif., May 18 /PRNewswire/ -- The United States Supreme Court today rejected Avant
Corporation's appeal of a Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals' decision under which Avant is enjoined from further sales of its ArcCell product line and any other products containing code copied from Cadence. Avant had asked the Supreme Court to allow it to continue selling its products even though they were found to contain code copied from Cadence. The Supreme Court rejected Avant's position without comment. The Supreme Court's rejection of Avant's appeal means that the Ninth Circuit's injunction order is now final.
The Ninth Circuit decision upheld by the Supreme Court also directed the District Court to consider Cadence's additional arguments to enjoin Avant's Aquarius product line. Cadence's request that the District Court consider additional grounds to enjoin Aquarius, based on problems with Avant's "clean room" process, remains pending before the District Court.
The District Court also has invited Cadence to submit additional evidence demonstrating that Avant's Aquarius products contain code that is substantially similar to Cadence's code. Cadence plans to submit such evidence shortly in conjunction with a new motion to enjoin Aquarius.
"We are pleased that our position has been vindicated at every level, including by the highest court in the land. We look forward to proceeding to trial as soon as possible," said Jack Harding, president and CEO of Cadence.
Cadence Design Systems, Inc. (NYSE: CDN)provides comprehensive services and technology for the product development requirements of the world's leading electronics companies. Cadence is the largest supplier of software tools, consulting services and design services used to accelerate and manage the design of semiconductors, computer systems, networking and telecommunications equipment, consumer electronics and a variety of other electronic-based products. With more than 4,000 employees and 1997 annual sales of $916 million, Cadence has sales offices, design centers and research facilities around the world. The company is headquartered in San Jose, Calif. and traded on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol CDN. More information about the company, its products and services may be obtained from the World Wide Web at http://www.cadence.com.
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