15 May 2023PatentsSarah Speight

Intel and OpenSky win appeal at PTAB to quash VLSI patent

Decision undermines an earlier jury verdict which delivered record damages of £2.2bn | Board finds all challenged claims on one of the patents at issue ‘unpatentable’ | Decision is ‘destabilising’, according to one lawyer.

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