Lawyers for two giant semiconductor companies faced off calmly in closing arguments in a trade secrets and breach-of-settlement trial Wednesday in Alameda County Superior Court, but the bitterness of a years-long international grudge match between Taiwan’s TSMC and China’s SMIC was hard to miss.

Keker & Van Nest‘s Jeffrey Chanin, who represents TSMC, compared SMIC to a thief whose “strategy has been to play a game of catch me if you can and play dumb when caught.” Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati‘s David Steuer told the jury that TSMC’s lawsuit was nothing more than “a mean-spirited attempt to destroy a competitor.”

This content has been archived. It is available through our partners, LexisNexis® and Bloomberg Law.

To view this content, please continue to their sites.

Not a Lexis Subscriber?
Subscribe Now

Not a Bloomberg Law Subscriber?
Subscribe Now

Why am I seeing this?

LexisNexis® and Bloomberg Law are third party online distributors of the broad collection of current and archived versions of ALM's legal news publications. LexisNexis® and Bloomberg Law customers are able to access and use ALM's content, including content from the National Law Journal, The American Lawyer, Legaltech News, The New York Law Journal, and Corporate Counsel, as well as other sources of legal information.

For questions call 1-877-256-2472 or contact us at [email protected]