Mentor Graphics Corporation

In what Law360 called a “rare” and “potentially groundbreaking” decision, we defeated an effort by Synopsys, Inc. to invalidate patent claims owned by Mentor Graphics in an inter partes review before that Patent Trial and Appeal Board. To our knowledge, this was one of the first final determination in an inter partes review confirming the validity of the challenged patent claims. In addition, these claims ultimately served as the foundation for a successful jury trial and resulted in a more than $36 million award to our client. Following the jury verdict, our team additionally secured a permanent injunction against the defendants.