USPTO To Review Power Converter Patent

Law360, New York (April 19, 2006, 12:00 AM EDT) -- The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office will review a patent at the center of a protracted dispute between rival technology companies Monolithic Powers Systems, Inc. and O2 Micro International Ltd, Monolithic said Wednesday.

The review stems from a request made by Monolithic to the patent office to reexamine the patent--number 6,804,129--which deals with a power converter.

The California-based companies have tangled over patents before, and O2 Micro has been racking up court victories in recent years.

A jury in California’s Northern District awarded O2 Micro $12...
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