SynQor Announces Reversal by Patent Trial and Appeal Board
Boxborough, MA – SynQor announced today that the United States Patent Trial and
Appeal Board ("PTAB") issued its Decision on Appeal in the inter partes reexamination
of U.S. Patent No. 7,564,702 ("'702 Patent"). The '702 Patent is one
in a family of patents relating to Intermediate Bus Architecture (“SynQor IBA Patents”)
that SynQor is currently asserting against Cisco Systems and Vicor Corporation in
the Eastern District of Texas. SynQor, Inc. v. Cisco Systems, Inc. Civil Action
No. 2:14-CV-286 E.D. Texas and SynQor, Inc. v. Vicor Corporation Civil
Action No. 2:14-CV-287 E.D. Texas.
In its decision, the PTAB rejected Vicor’s challenge to the validity of the '702
Patent and reversed all of the Examiner's claim rejections, including the four claims
of the '702 Patent asserted against Cisco Systems and Vicor in the above cases.
To read the Decision on Appeal click here.
The Decision on Appeal is the first time the PTAB has considered a reexamination
of any of the SynQor IBA Patents since the Federal Circuit's March 13 decision in
Vicor Corporation v. SynQor, Inc.
The PTAB commented: "The weight of the objective evidence, combined with the technical
difficulties in implementing the proposed combinations of references adopted from
the Request by the Examiner, lead us to the conclusion that the claims at issue
would not have been obvious to one of only ordinary skill in the art at the time
the invention was made."
Inquiries concerning the foregoing should be directed to Arthur R. Hofmann, Jr.,
SynQor's Executive Vice President and General Counsel.
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