SynQor Presses Ahead With Lawsuit Against Vicor and Cisco After Settlement With Ericsson

May 19, 2011 by Jeff Shepard

SynQor, Inc. announced that, contrary to the implication in a press release issued by Vicor Corp., SynQor has not withdrawn any of its infringement claims against Vicor or Cisco Systems, Inc.. Litigation against the remaining defendants Vicor and Cisco for patent infringement will continue following SynQor’s settlement with Ericsson Inc. in the Eastern District of Texas. In this case (SynQor, Inc. v. Ericsson Inc., Cisco Systems and Vicor Corporation, Civil Action No. 2:11-CV-54-TJW-CE), SynQor asserts that Vicor and Cisco infringe the same patents SynQor successfully asserted against 11 other manufactures of unregulated and semi-regulated bus converters, obtaining a jury verdict against those 11 other companies in December 2010 of more than $95 million. SynQor is currently in the process of seeking supplemental damages in that case and a ruling is expected in the near future.

SynQor states that, contrary to the assertion in its press release, Vicor’s bus converter technology is not fundamentally different from what is described and claimed in SynQor’s patents. In fact, in response to SynQor’s preliminary injunction motion, Vicor did not even dispute that its products infringe one of the asserted SynQor patent claims, and SynQor continues to contend that Vicor’s products infringe all the asserted claims. All of SynQor’s asserted patents remain in full force and effect and SynQor intends to seek full damages for all infringing Vicor sales at trial, including enhanced damages for willful infringement.