Lowenstein & Weatherwax LLP obtained another Federal Circuit win on behalf of its client VLSI Technology LLC. Previously, L&W had obtained non-institution decisions in 12 petitions for inter partes review filed by petitioner Intel Corp. Intel appealed those 12 non-institution decisions to the Federal Circuit. L&W was later able to obtain a dismissal of those appeals for want of jurisdiction. Intel then filed petitions for panel and en banc rehearing in each of the cases and after full briefing by the parties, the full Federal Circuit denied Intel’s petitions for rehearing on August 26, 2021.
The L&W team on these appeals included Nathan Lowenstein and Kenneth Weatherwax and builds upon L&W’s prior success on behalf of VLSI against Intel. L&W has thus far defended VLSI patents in 24 IPR proceedings brought by Intel and has obtained 13 non-institution decisions and four trial wins on behalf of VLSI. L&W has also achieved a complete victory in all 14 Federal Circuit appeals brought by Intel stemming from these matters. The L&W team representing VLSI in connection with these matters includes Nathan Lowenstein, Ken Weatherwax, Bridget Smith, Gregory Smith, Jonathan Steinberg, Parham Hendifar, Edward Hsieh, Flavio Rose, and Patrick Maloney.
Lowenstein & Weatherwax LLP is one of the top PTAB litigation firms in the country. In its first nine years, L&W has represented clients in approximately 250 IPRs/CBMs before the Patent Trial and Appeals Board. Lowenstein & Weatherwax is consistently ranked amongst the top firms representing patent owners in the country. Lowenstein & Weatherwax also has a thriving appellate practice and has represented clients in approximately 40 appellate matters before the Federal Circuit, 9th Circuit and United States Supreme Court.