Lowenstein & Weatherwax successfully defended two patents owned by its client VLSI Technology LLC—U.S. Patents 7,523,373 and 7,725,759—that were the sole subject of a $2.18 billion jury verdict against Intel Corporation entered on March 2, 2021.  This is believed to be the second highest patent jury verdict in history.  L&W partner Nathan Lowenstein said, “we are honored to have the privilege of defending VLSI” and “we congratulate VLSI and our former colleagues at Irell & Manella for their tremendous trial victory.” 

L&W had previously defended the validity of the ’373 and ’759 patents in three inter partes reviews brought by Intel (IPR2020-00106, IPR2020-00158, and IPR2020-00498) each of which was denied institution by the Board.  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 also represented VLSI in the Federal Circuit in matter 20-1712 in which the Court affirmed VLSI’s complete IPR trial win.  Intel has thus far appealed nine other L&W IPR wins in matters that remain pending.  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, Jason Linger, and Patrick Maloney.

Lowenstein & Weatherwax LLP is one of the top PTAB litigation firms in the country. In its first eight years, L&W has represented clients in well over 200 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.