O’Melveny Secures Victory for Mentor Graphics in Patent Infringement Case

October 13, 2014


Julie Fei
O’Melveny & Myers LLP

SAN FRANCISCO--October 13, 2014 --O’Melveny & Myers LLP helped achieve a complete victory for Mentor Graphics in a patent infringement case against Emulation and Verification Engineering S.A. (EVE) and Synopsys, Inc. (Nasdaq: SNPS). An Oregon jury found that one Mentor patent was directly and indirectly infringed by EVE and Synopsys and awarded damages and royalties to Mentor.

The O’Melveny team was led by partners George Riley, Mark Miller, Luann Simmons, and Geoff Yost, and counsel Anne Huffsmith.

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The following press release was issued by Mentor Graphics:

News Release

Mentor Graphics Wins Patent Infringement Case, Awarded Damages

WILSONVILLE, Ore., October 10, 2014—Mentor Graphics Corp. (NASDAQ: MENT), today announced that a Portland, Oregon jury delivered a verdict in favor of Mentor in a trial in which Mentor asserted infringement of one of its patents against Emulation and Verification Engineering S.A. (EVE) and Synopsys, Inc. (Nasdaq: SNPS). The jury in the United States District Court for the District of Oregon found that one Mentor patent – U.S. Patent No. 6,240,376 – was directly and indirectly infringed by EVE and Synopsys. As part of the verdict, the jury awarded damages of approximately $36 million and certain royalties to be paid to Mentor Graphics.

About Mentor Graphics
Mentor Graphics Corporation is a world leader in electronic hardware and software design solutions, providing products, consulting services and award-winning support for the world’s most successful electronic, semiconductor and systems companies. Established in 1981, the company reported revenues in the last fiscal year in excess of $1.15 billion. Corporate headquarters are located at 8005 S.W. Boeckman Road, Wilsonville, Oregon 97070-7777. World Wide Web site: http://www.mentor.com/.

(Mentor Graphics and Mentor are registered trademarks of Mentor Graphics Corporation. All other company or product names are the registered trademarks or trademarks of their respective owners.)

For more information, please contact:
Suzanne Graham
Mentor Graphics