Rohm & Haas Electronic Materials CMP Holdings Inc. filed a civil action with the Intellectual Property Court against NexPlanar Corporation alleging that NexPlanar Corporation’s polishing pads infringed Rohm & Haas’s two Taiwan patents. The second instance of the Intellectual Property Court rendered a decision on January 29, 2014 to dismiss the appeal filed by Rohm & Haas against NexPlanar Corporation on the grounds that the asserted claims of the plaintiff’s two Taiwan patents are invalid due to lack of inventive step.