Power Electronics in the U.S. Supreme Court — SynQor Wins

November 19, 2013 by Jeff Shepard

SynQor, Inc. announced today that the Supreme Court of the United States has denied the defendants' request for review of a $95M jury verdict previously won by SynQor in the Eastern District of Texas. SynQor, Inc. v. Artesyn Technologies, Inc. et al Civil Action No. 2:07-CV-497 E.D. Texas. In the original case, SynQor asserted 5 patents against 11 of the largest industry suppliers of unregulated and semi-regulated bus converters in the US District Court for the Eastern District of Texas. SynQor's patents at issue in the lawsuit were U.S. Patent Nos. 7,072,190, 7,272,021, 7,558,083, 7,564,702 and 7,269,034.

"The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit and now the Supreme Court of the United States has sustained the process followed by the trial court in Texas upholding the validity of our IBA patents, the infringement by the defendants and the damages awarded by the jury. We are delighted to be at the end of this case," commented Dr. Martin F. Schlecht, Chief Executive Officer of SynQor.

Since the original case was decided, SynQor has commenced a new action against Cisco Systems, Inc. and Vicor Corporation for infringement of the same patents. SynQor, Inc. v. Cisco Systems and Vicor Corporation, Civil Action No. 2:11-CV-54 E.D. Texas (the ’54 case”).