Mentor Graphics Corporation said a panel of judges for the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit “in a precedential opinion” unanimously upheld a lower court’s ruling that Synopsys, Inc. infringed the 6,240,376 patent developed by Mentor for emulation technology.
“The court has also upheld a permanent injunction barring sales of infringing products,” said Mentor.
“The Appeals Court affirmed the lower court’s award of over $36 million in lost profits damages, and further ruled that Mentor Graphics may pursue treble damages for willful infringement of the ‘376 patent,” said Mentor.
“In addition, the Appeals Court reinstated Mentor Graphics’ US Patent No. 6,947,882 directed to clock timing for emulators, and revived Mentor’s claims that Synopsys infringes US Patent Nos. 5,649,176 and 6,009,531 for Mentor’s emulation technology.”