PTO Upholds SynQor Patent
Boxborough, MA - SynQor announced today that the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office
("PTO") issued an Action Closing Prosecution confirming the patentability of all
of the claims in SynQor's U.S. patent 8,023,290 (the "'290 patent"). These
claims relate to unregulated Intermediate Bus Architecture ("IBA"). The
PTO's action reverses its earlier rejection of claims of the '290 patent in the
inter partes reexamination proceeding initiated by Vicor Corporation. Reexamination
Control No. 95/001,861.
In its decision, the PTO stated: "The examiner withdraws the rejections for the
reasons explained by the [Appeal] Board [in its decision in a] related proceeding
95/001,207, Murata Manufacturing Co. v. SynQor, Inc., Appeal No. 2012-012209 (P.T.A.B.
Aug. 19, 2013)".
Dr. Martin F. Schlecht, Chief Executive Officer of SynQor, commented: "The findings
in the PTO Appeal Board's recent ruling against Murata that upheld the patentability
of our '190 patent have now been similarly applied to another SynQor IBA patent,
in this case one where the reexamination was requested by Vicor. We expect
this process to continue for all of the remaining SynQor IBA patents under reexamination."
Inquiries concerning the foregoing should be directed to Arthur R. Hofmann, Jr.,
SynQor's Executive Vice President and General Counsel.
here to see the Action Closing Prosecution (01837393) document.
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