Broadcom Wins Permanent Injunction against Emulex
- March 20, 2012
March 19, 2012 – Reuters reports that Broadcom won a permanent injunction against Emulex, banning the company from making or importing products that infringe two Broadcom patents. According to the article, Emulex can continue with sales to customers who had already placed firm orders for production quantities of affected Emulex products prior to the start of the 18-month sunset period, and Emulex will pay Broadcom a royalty of 9% on those sales. Emulex will reportedly pay Broadcom approximately $600,000 in liability damages. In September 2009, Broadcom filed suit against Emulex, alleging that Emulex’s fiber channel based connectivity products, ASICs, network adapters, storage processors, embedded storage controllers, and storage switches infringed 12 Broadcom patents. The court ruled that Emulex had infringed only two.