This week, a district judge in Waco, Texas rejected Intel’s request to overturn its $2.18 billion order to infringe on VLSI patents. Reuters Report.As early as March, Intel Ordered to pay nearly $2.2 billion to VLSI Damages for intellectual property rights originally developed by Freescale Semiconductor and SigmaTel. Intel denied that it had illegally used the IP and requested a new trial.
Earlier this year, a district judge in Waco, Texas awarded VLSI US$1.5 billion for one patent and US$675 million for another patent. The IP in question is’759 patent‘Describe frequency management (originally developed by SigmaTel) and ‘373 patents‘Related to the method of reducing the minimum operating voltage of the memory (originally submitted by Freescale).
If Intel has no more options to appeal the decision, it will have to pay damages to VLSI, which is regarded as a patent troll.
Intel and VLSI have launched an ongoing large-scale legal battle in different states over eight suspected infringements of VLSI intellectual property rights. According to documents submitted by Intel to the SEC, VLSI seeks damages totaling USD 7.1 billion, future royalties, legal fees, costs and interest. Intel claims that if it loses lawsuits in all states, its total payment could be as high as 11 billion U.S. dollars.
As early as April, Intel Won a patent trial with VLSI And avoid paying more than 3 billion US dollars for other patents, these patents are used for Intel’s SpeedShift technology launched in 2014, but the technology is mainly based on the SpeedStep technology that first appeared in the early 2000s.