A jury says Intel owes $2.18 billion for infringing a zombie chip company’s patents
The $2.2B makes this the 2nd biggest patent award. Intel Corporation lost the patent trial to VLSI Technology LLC. The battle was between Morgan Chu of Irell & Manella LLP and Bill Lee of WilmerHale over two patents related to processor power and memory voltage efficiency, issued to SigmaTel and Freescale but later owned by NXP Semiconductor after its acquisition of Freescale. Both patents were later assigned to Fortress funded entity, VLSI Technology for the purpose of litigation.