Kaye Scholer Secures Significant Victory for ATopTech by Invalidating Key Synopsys Patent Claims

February 04, 2016 -- Kaye Scholer IP attorneys in the firm's Silicon Valley and New York offices secured a significant victory for client ATopTech, Inc. against industry-giant Synopsys on January 19, when the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) issued final decisions striking down numerous claims of two Synopsys patents in the electronic design automation field. ATopTech was represented by partners Jeffrey Miller and Deborah Fishman, counsel Katie Scott and associate David Soofian.

"We are delighted to have played a role in helping ATopTech defend itself against Synopsys and maintain its competitive position," said partner Jeffrey Miller. "Kaye Scholer's extensive experience at the intersection of intellectual property and the technology sector enabled us to help ATopTech prevail before the PTAB."

In June 2013, Synopsys asserted U.S. Patent Numbers 6,237,127 and 6,567,967 against ATopTech in the Northern District of California. The '127 patent is directed to static timing analysis software, which is used by engineers to verify proper operation of integrated circuit designs prior to manufacture. The '967 patent is directed to place and route software used by engineers when laying out integrated circuit designs.

In the inter partes review of the '127 patent, Kaye Scholer's attorneys argued that the claims were rendered obvious by prior art previously considered by the patent office. A three-judge PTAB panel agreed, ruling that ATopTech established that the claims under review were obvious over the prior art and therefore unpatentable

In the inter partes reviews of the '967 patent, Kaye Scholer's attorneys argued that the claims of the patent were either anticipated or rendered obvious by newly discovered prior art. A three-judge PTAB panel agreed, ruling that ATopTech had proven that the claims under review that Synopsys asserted against ATopTech were invalid and thus unpatentable.




Review Article Be the first to review this article
Featured Video
Editorial
Peggy AycinenaWhat Would Joe Do?
by Peggy Aycinena
Computer History Museum: the Future of War is Here
More Editorial  
Jobs
REVISED***Director Product Line RF/IC for EDA Careers at San Jose, CA
Technical Support Engineer EU/Germany/UK for EDA Careers at N/A, Germany
Senior SW Developer for EDA Careers at San Jose, CA
Upcoming Events
“Empowering Leadership with WIT and WISDOM” at SEMI 673 South Milpitas Blvd. Milpitas CA - Nov 28, 2017
Artificial Intelligence and Convolution Neural Networks Discussion at San Jose State University Student Union Theater San Jose CA - Dec 4, 2017
Silicon Valley's Only Comprehensive Embedded Systems Conference at San Jose Convention Center 150 W. San Carlos St. San Jose CA - Dec 5 - 7, 2017
Oski Technology’s Decoding Formal Club Meeting at The Conference Center San Jose CA - Dec 7, 2017



Internet Business Systems © 2017 Internet Business Systems, Inc.
25 North 14th Steet, Suite 710, San Jose, CA 95112
+1 (408) 882-6554 — Contact Us, or visit our other sites:
AECCafe - Architectural Design and Engineering TechJobsCafe - Technical Jobs and Resumes GISCafe - Geographical Information Services  MCADCafe - Mechanical Design and Engineering ShareCG - Share Computer Graphic (CG) Animation, 3D Art and 3D Models
  Privacy PolicyAdvertise