Earlier this year, PACT XPP Schweiz AG filed suit against Intel in the District of Delawareover a dozen patents generally related to various aspects of multi-core chip operation. It appears that a planned motion to transfer that case out of Delaware prompted PACT XPP to voluntarily dismiss that first case, in favor of an analogous action in the Western District of Texas, filed last week, followed one day later by a declaratory judgment action filed against the patentholder in the Northern District of California by Intel. In that California complaint, Intel seeks a declaration of noninfringement of the 12 patents at issue between the parties, as well as a breach of contract judgment concerning an October 2007 covenant not to sue that Intel contends bars PACT XPP’s affirmative litigation.
PACT XPP Schweiz AG has filed suit against Intel (1:19-cv-00267), asserting a dozen patents generally related to various aspects of multi-core chip operation. The complaint targets a range of Intel products, including Intel Core and Intel Xeon processors “with Sandy Bridge and above microarchitectures”, as well as any “other processors incorporating ring bus architecture”, Intel processors with Turbo Boost Max Technology 3.0, and others. The plaintiff is a Swiss entity, formed as “Scientia Sol Mentis AG” in July 2016, that changed to its current name roughly two years later. It received the patents-in-suit as part of a larger transaction of assets from PACT XPP Technologies AG, which asserted other patents from among those now held by PACT XPP Schweiz against Altera (subsequently acquired by Intel), Avnet, and Xilinx in a campaign running from December 2007 to mid-December 2015.