Infineon Denied Retrial In Voltage Regulator IP Fight

Law360, New York (September 12, 2011, 10:28 PM EDT) -- A California magistrate judge on Monday denied Infineon Technologies AG a new trial on allegations that it infringed Volterra Semiconductor Corp.'s patents for a voltage regulator, ruling that the patent claims were valid and not obvious.

A jury decided in May that Infineon had infringed five of Volterra's patents regarding now-discontinued voltage regulators that Infineon subsidiary Primarion Inc. sold in 2008 and 2009, rejecting Infineon's claims that certain claims in the patents were too obvious to be valid.

Infineon asked for a new trial and judgment...
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