Intellectual Ventures Nixes Xilinx Patents In AIA Reviews

Law360, New York (February 12, 2014, 7:42 PM EST) -- The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office this week invalidated four circuit patents owned by semiconductor maker Xilinx Inc. in reviews instituted under the America Invents Act, handing a win to patent-licensing company Intellectual Ventures Management LLC, which challenged the patents.

Intellectual Ventures sought inter partes review of Xilinx's patents after Xilinx challenged the validity of the controversial patent aggregator's own patents in a 2011 district court suit. In four separate final decisions in inter partes reviews, the USPTO's Patent Trial and Appeal Board sided with Intellectual...
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