Monterey Research, LLC has filed two additional suits against AMD (6:21-cv-00839, 6:21-cv-00840), one in each of the IPValue Management (d/b/a IPValue) plaintiff’s litigation campaigns. The complaints target a wide spectrum of Athlon, EPYC, Radeon, Ryzen, and/or Zen-branded products, including various chipsets, integrated circuits, semiconductor devices, and more. These cases—the second and third filed by Monterey Research against AMD—follow a similar pair of suits filed against Broadcom earlier this summer.
Monterey Research, LLC, a plaintiff associated with Vector Capital’s IPValue Management, Inc. (d/b/a IPValue), has filed two lawsuits against Broadcom (6:21-cv-00541, 6:21-cv-00542). The NPE asserts a total of ten semiconductor and memory patents across the two complaints. The new litigation—filed in the Western District of Texas this time—arrives as multiple 2021 orders have stayed some, but not all, of the NPE’s previous cases in the District of Delaware in light of several inter partes reviews (IPRs) underway before the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB). A wide spectrum of Broadcom chips and related products are targeted in the new suits.
The deadline for four Marvell entities to answer, or otherwise respond to, the Delaware complaint filed against them in January 2020 by Monterey Research, LLC, a subsidiary of IP advisory firm IPValue Management (d/b/a IPValue), has been extended to May 19; however, late last week, Marvell perhaps previewed its response: in a Northern District of California complaint, Marvell Semiconductor, Inc.—the only domestic defendant (formed in California) named in Delaware—filed a complaint seeking declaratory judgments of noninfringement of the same five Monterey Research patents at issue in Delaware. The other three Marvell entities, two allegedly formed in Bermuda, the other in Singapore, do not appear as plaintiffs on the California complaint. Monterey Research’s campaign concerns a set of semiconductor patents developed by Cypress Semiconductor, with other cases active in Delaware against AMD, Nanya, STMicro, and Qualcomm.
Monterey Research, LLC—a subsidiary of IP advisory firm IPValue Management (d/b/a IPValue)—has added another case to its sole litigation campaign, over former Cypress Semiconductor patents, broadly related to semiconductors (including chip architecture, memory devices, and fabrication). The new defendant is Marvell (1:20-cv-00158), sued in Delaware, as were prior defendants AMD, Nanya, Qualcomm, and STMicro. Each of the five patents asserted against Marvell is already in suit in the campaign.