SynQor Announces Denial of Defendants’ Motions for Rehearing

May 19, 2013 by Jeff Shepard

In a unanimous decision, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit in Washington D.C. affirmed the decision of the US District Court for the Eastern District of Texas and upheld a $95M jury verdict previously won by SynQor, as well as the Court's additional award of supplemental damages and sanctions. SynQor, Inc. v. Artesyn Technologies, Inc. et al Civil Action No. 2:07-CV-497 E.D. Texas. SynQor announced that the Federal Circuit has summarily denied the defendants' requests for a rehearing or a rehearing en banc of that Court’s decision effectively ending the defendants' appeals as of right in the federal court system.

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. Since that time, SynQor has commenced a new action against Cisco Systems 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. Additionally, SynQor has asserted U.S. Patent Nos. 7,787,261 and 8,149,597 titled "Intermediate Bus Architecture With A Quasi-Regulated Bus Converter" against Cisco Systems. SynQor, Inc. v. Cisco Systems Corp., Civil Action No. 2:13-CV-232 E.D. Texas.

Also pending before the District Court is an action for, among other things, supplemental damages and sanctions against Astec America, Inc., Bel Fuse, Inc., Power One, Inc., Murata Manufacturing Co., Ltd., and Murata Power Solutions Inc. for continued infringing sales that took place after the Court first entered its permanent injunction. In that action, SynQor is also seeking sanctions against Cisco based upon its and the aforementioned defendants' violation of the District Court's permanent injunction. SynQor, Inc. v. Artesyn Technologies, Inc. et al Civil Action No. 2:11-CV-444 E.D. 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.