Vicor Updates Reset Patent Litigation

March 30, 2003 by Jeff Shepard

Vicor Corp. (Andover, MA) announced that the Federal District Court, Boston, MA, has issued orders concerning litigation over infringement of Vicor's Reset Patent (US Patent Re. 36,098). As previously disclosed, Vicor filed lawsuits against a number of parties seeking damages to compensate Vicor for the unauthorized use of its Reset Patent technology.

At a status conference with the parties to each of the cases (Artesyn Technologies, Lambda Electronics, Lucent Technologies, Tyco Electronics and Power-One), the Court has set a schedule for a consolidated trial on validity of the Reset Patent to begin July 28, 2003. The Court has set a schedule for a trial on infringement and damages by Lucent Technologies and Tyco Power Systems to occur in October 2003. The Court also set a schedule for trials on infringement and damages by Power-One, Artesyn Technologies and Lambda Electronics to occur in November 2003, December 2003 and January 2004, respectively.