Court of Appeals Rules on Stay of Permanent Injunction in SynQor Case

April 14, 2011 by Jeff Shepard

SynQor, Inc. announced that in the matter of SynQor, Inc. v. Artesyn Technologies, Inc. et al, the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit has ruled to reinstate, effective immediately, a permanent injunction as to the unregulated and semi-regulated bus converters sold by defendants Artesyn, Astec, Bel Fuse, Cherokee, Delta, Lineage, Murata and Power One to certain customers while leaving a stay of the injunction in place for certain other customers.

More specifically, the injunction has been reinstated for bus converters sold by the defendants to end customers Cray, Inc., Fujitsu and Juniper Networks as originally granted by the Federal District Court for the Eastern District of Texas. As to Cisco Systems, the lower court’s permanent injunction was reinstated with immediate effect as to all of the bus converters for which SynQor has a technically qualified replacement. For all other enjoined bus converters sold to Cisco, and those sold to Enterasys and Radisys, the stay of the injunction will remain in place until the earliest of when SynQor provides a technically qualified replacement part to them or September 30, 2011 or the Court’s determination of the consolidated appeals.

The Federal District Court’s permanent injunction remains in full force and effect for all other end customers as it has been since January 24, 2011.

SynQor President and Chief Executive Officer, Dr. Martin F. Schlecht, commented: "We are very pleased with the Court’s ruling. The Court noted that "SynQor’s qualified bus converters ’account for over 67% of Cisco’s disclosed U.S. sales of end products containing the bus converters at issue’". SynQor looks forward to promptly working with Cisco and other end customers affected by the injunction to fill their needs for unregulated and semi-regulated bus converters used in intermediate bus converter architectures in the United States."