New Mexico Inventor’s FPGA-Related Patent Asserted in Second Litigation Campaign

March 30, 2018

Sentient Sensors, LLC, an inventor-controlled New Mexico plaintiff, has filed its first lawsuit, accusing Microsemi (2:18-cv-00121) of infringement through the provision of its SmartFusion and SmartFusion2 system-on-a-chip (SoC) product lines. The complaint asserts a single patent described in court documents as generally related to a controller “that can freely be reprogrammed in the field to work with various inputs and outputs” and that “is similar to a ‘system-on-a-chip’…but…transcends the functional capability of a single integrated circuit”. This campaign is the second over the same patent, after Blemel Technologies LLC, a New York entity affiliated with General Patent Corporation (GPC), asserted it against National Instruments in a 2015 suit.

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