Synopsys Plans Appeal in Mentor v. EVE

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., Oct. 11, 2014 — (PRNewswire) — Synopsys, Inc. (Nasdaq: SNPS), a global leader providing software, IP and services used to accelerate innovation in chips and electronic systems, has announced that the company plans to appeal the October 10 verdict by a jury in Portland, Oregon in the case of Mentor Graphics Corporation v. EVE-USA, Inc. et al.

Four other Mentor patents were dismissed from the case prior to the trial. The remaining patent, U.S. Patent No. 6,240,376, relates to one feature of the EVE emulation product. The Oregon jury returned with assessed damages of approximately $36 million, which Synopsys intends to challenge.

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Synopsys, Inc. (NASDAQ: SNPS) accelerates innovation in the global electronics market. As a leader in electronic design automation (EDA) and semiconductor IP, Synopsys delivers software, IP and services to help engineers address their design, verification, system and manufacturing challenges. Since 1986, engineers around the world have been using Synopsys technology to design and create billions of chips and systems. Learn more at

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