Former SRC Computers Patents, Having Survived IPR, Now Asserted Against Intel and Xilinx
- April 29, 2020
Category: New Patent LitigationMarket Sector: Semiconductors
FG SRC LLC has filed two new cases, suing Intel (6:20-cv-00315) in the Western District of Texas and Xilinx (1:20-cv-00601) in the District of Delaware, targeting certain Field Programmable Gate Array (FPGA) products of each company. A single patent, generally related to an FPGA that contains a data prefetch unit that moves data from one memory to another independently of the logic blocks, is asserted against Intel and Xilinx, with FG SRC adding against the latter assertion of a second patent, broadly concerning maintaining dynamic random access memory (DRAM) data while reconfiguring an FPGA. To date, those two have fared the best through multiple inter partes reviews (IPRs) of FG SRC’s patents, including of patents originally at issue in separate cases filed in October 2017 against Amazon and Microsoft by SRC Labs, LLC and Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe (SRMT), cases now consolidated and stayed before the Western District of Washington.