VLSI Technology Seeks Entry of Judgment, Intel Leverages Recent Federal Circuit Ruling

December 17, 2023

Last week, District Judge Alan D. Albright held a posttrial conference in the third matter filed by VLSI Technology LLC against Intel in that courtroom. There, a West Texas jury returned a verdict in November 2022 finding infringement of two claims from a single patent, to a roughly $950M tune. VLSI has filed a motion for entry of judgment in that case, while Intel has moved for a new trial. However, one week earlier, the Federal Circuit overturned the $2.2B infringement verdict in the first matter to go to trial between the two, throwing out the jury’s infringement of one patent (for insufficient evidentiary support) and ordering a new trial as to damages for infringement of the other. Intel now argues that the Federal Circuit’s decision—regarding an error in the presentation in the damages case and regarding the revival of a previously disallowed license defense—bolsters its call for a new trial in the later matter and precludes VLSI’s request for entry of judgment.

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