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12/17/2010 02:03 PM EST
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re: Mentor sues EVE in Tokyo, EVE responds
Neo10   12/20/2010 2:17:15 AM
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Going by above Mentor should have sued EVE long before because as they say the Readback feature is integral to all their products. So why did they wait until Eve didn't bite the dust and really has started showing signs of growing in to a promising emulation company. Hmm, what is they had wanted to buy out Eve sometime back but passed the opportunity.

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tb1   12/17/2010 7:30:44 PM
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This story has some bizarre twists. Mentor, 15 years ago or so bought French emulation company Meta and Quickturn (now part of Cadence), prevented them from bringing this product into the US because of patent violations. Mentor lost even after many lawsuits with strange twists including a plot by emulation company Aptix's CEO's arrest and plot to kill a judge http://www.eetimes.com/electronics-news/4155081/Former-Aptix-CEO-indicted-for-plot-to-kill-judge-item-1 Later, many people left Meta to create Eve. Now Mentor is trying Quickturn's trick to use patents to prevent Eve's product from getting into Japan.

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