PTO Rejects 15 Claims In Synopsys Patent

Law360, New York (August 18, 2006, 12:00 AM EDT) -- Magma Design Automation Inc. got a piece of good news when the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office rejected all 15 claims of one of three patents at issue in the suit between Magma and rival Synopsys Inc.

Synopsys downplayed the potential impact of the PTO’s finding, pointing out the ruling won’t have an immediate impact on the ongoing litigation between the two companies in federal court in Northern California. Synopsys filed the patent suit in Sept. 2004.

The patent that was the subject of the PTO’s...
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