Janus Semiconductor Expands Campaign with Cases Against Intel and Kingston

February 3, 2017

Janus Semiconductor Research, LLC has added two more cases to the campaign that it launched this past December. The NPE has asserted the same patent (5,987,620) against Intel (Altera) (2:17-cv-00109) and Kingston Technology (2:17-cv-00110) that it previously asserted in separate suits against Micron Technology, Samsung, and SK Hynix. The ‘620 patent generally relates to the distribution of varying clock signals to separate functional blocks on a chip. Janus accuses Intel alone of infringement through the manufacture and sale of its Intel Core i3, i5, and i7 series of processors and Intel and its subsidiary Altera together of infringement through the manufacture and sale of Cyclone V, Stratix IV/V/10, and Arria V/10 FPGAs (field programmable gate arrays) and SoCs (systems-on-chip). The NPE’s allegations against Kingston Technology, like those against the previous defendants, focus on the provision of certain DDR SDRAM modules and components

Subscription Required

This content requires a subscription to view

  • Over 7,000 news articles covering new patent cases, key policy decisions, and USPTO assignments
  • Advanced custom alerts for campaigns and entities
  • Proprietary litigation timelines
  • Full access to Federal Circuit, PTAB, and ITC dockets
  • Judge, venue, and law firm analytics