Intel has did not overturn billion-dollar patent verdict

A request made by Intel to overturn an order requiring the chip maker to pay $2.18bn to VLSI Expertise has been rejected by a US choose.

As reported by Reuters, US District Decide Alan Albright in Waco, Texas has denied the corporate’s movement for a brand new trial in a latest sealed order.

Again in March, VLSI was awarded $1.5bn and $675m for 2 patents that Intel had infringed on. The primary patent, US7725759B2, offers with managing clock pace in an digital system and was initially developed by SigmaTel whereas the second patent, US7523373B2, which describes a minimal reminiscence working voltage approach was initially developed by Freescale.

Intention to attraction

In a press release from Intel launched after Decide Albright denied its movement for a brand new trial, the corporate stated that it was upset with the choice and that it’s going to attraction it.

Nonetheless, the chip big additionally referred to as for reforms to cease “litigation traders” from utilizing low-quality patents to extract “exorbitant” damages from itself and different massive firms as this practices each stifles innovation and hurts the economic system.

When Intel first sought a brand new trial within the case, the corporate’s reasoning behind doing so was because of the way it believed the decision was tainted by incorrect jury directions and penitentiary rulings which have been based mostly on earlier Intel settlements. Intel additionally introduced up the truth that the decision was the second largest by a jury in a patent case and that the three different largest verdicts had been overturned by vacated judgments.

It seems like the continuing patent lawsuits between Intel and VLSI aren’t over simply  but and we’ll possible discover out extra as soon as the chip maker submits its attraction.

By way of Tom’s {Hardware}