OPTi Wins $2.1M Jury Award In 'Pre-Snoop' Patent Suit

Law360, Los Angeles (May 31, 2013, 8:27 PM EDT) -- A Texas federal jury on Friday handed a $2.1 million verdict to OPTi Inc. in a suit brought against Via Technologies Inc. for infringing patents related to predictive snooping technology, ruling that Via Technologies infringed one of the patents.

OPTi slapped Via and another company with the lawsuit in July 2010. The California-based chipset manufacturer claimed the defendants infringed its "pre-snoop" patents through their sale of logic chipsets, motherboards, microcomputers and other products that use the technology.

The jury found on Friday that Taiwan-based Via and...
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