SynQor Commences New Patent Suit Against Cisco
Boxborough, MA - SynQor announced today that it filed a new patent infringement
lawsuit on March 22, 2013 against Cisco Systems in the Eastern District of Texas.
SynQor, Inc. v. Cisco Systems, Civil Action No. 2:13-cv-00232 E.D. Texas.
The new suit is directed at certain bus converters and the intermediate bus architecture
("IBA") systems employing them that Cisco asserts it is now using in its end products.
The bus converters at issue are replacements for bus converters found to infringe
SynQor's patents in SynQor v. Artesyn, et. al., Civil Action No. 07-cv-0497 E.D.
Texas ("the '497 case"), a decision that was affirmed on appeal.
The SynQor patents in the new suit (U.S. Patent Nos. 7,787,261 and 8,149,597) are
both titled "Intermediate Bus Architecture With A Quasi-Regulated Bus Converter."
Certain of the replacement bus converters are also accused of infringing certain
of the patents from the '497 case in SynQor's preexisting suit against Cisco SynQor,
Inc. v. Cisco Systems and Vicor Corporation, Civil Action No. 2:11-cv-054 E.D. Texas.
"Cisco represented to the Courts that it had completely switched to 'fully regulated'
bus converters, but we have now learned this is not the case." commented Dr. Martin
F. Schlecht, President and Chief Executive Officer of SynQor.
"After spending six years enforcing its IBA patents against Cisco's suppliers, SynQor
expected Cisco to respect SynQor's patented technology. Unfortunately, that has
not occurred and we are taking all necessary steps to prevent Cisco's continuing
infringement in the United States. SynQor is the only company in the world with
the ability to legally supply unregulated and semi-regulated bus converters for
use in IBA applications in the United States and we continue to work with many customers
to ensure that their critical supply needs for these products are promptly met."
Inquiries concerning the foregoing should be directed to Arthur R. Hofmann, Jr.,
SynQor's Executive Vice President and General Counsel.
Click here for a copy of the '232 Case Complaint
here for a copy of the U.S. Court of Appeals Decision in the '497 Case
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