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Vidal to Examine Board Review of Patents in $2 Billion VLSI Win

June 8, 2022, 2:57 AM

Patent office director Kathi Vidal will review an administrative tribunal’s decisions to accept validity challenges brought against two VLSI Technology LLC patents supporting a $2.18 billion verdict against Intel Corp.

The Patent Trial and Appeal Board in recent months agreed to examine VLSI’s patents based on challenges brought by two entities—OpenSky Industries LLC and Patent Quality Assurance LLC—that were formed shortly after the March 2021 verdict against Intel.

Vidal said in orders Tuesday that director review of the board’s institution decisions was appropriate “because this case raises novel issues of law and policy, as well as issues of particular ...