McKool Smith Principal Nick Matich was quoted in an IAM article, “VLSI claims “gamesmanship” in IPR attack on patent from $2 billion Intel verdict.” VLSI Technologies won a $2.1 billion verdict against Intel last fall and is crying foul over a shell company that won institution of an inter partes review of one of the semiconductor patents involved in the massive judgment and award. Commenting on this unusual occurrence, Nick said, “It does create a possibility and incentive that others might do this.” He added that if the PTAB were to invalidate VLSI’s patent based on this IPR, it might have an impact on the current appeal that Intel has filed over VLSI’s $2 billion verdict. “This could threaten the patent owner’s judgement.” Read the article here.


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