U.S. Supreme Court declines to review $111 million patent case


By Lawrence Hurley

WASHINGTON, Nov 18 (Reuters) - SynQor Inc's $111 millioncourt victory against various companies that manufacture powerconverter systems that it sued for patent infringement is nowfinal after the U.S. Supreme Court said on Monday it would notreview the case.

The December 2010 jury verdict in the Eastern District ofTexas was upheld by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the FederalCircuit in a March ruling.

Among the companies seeking high court review in the casewere Emerson Electric Co subsidiaries ArtesynTechnologies Inc and Astec America Inc.

The others were Bel Fuse Inc, Delta ElectronicsInc subsidiary Delta Products Corp, MurataManufacturing Co Ltd subsidiary Murata Power Solutions,and Power-One Inc, a subsidiary of ABB Ltd.

The products at issue in the case are high-efficiency powerconverter systems that are used to power circuits in varioustechnical equipment, including telecommunications and computersystems.

The case is Artesyn v. SynQor, U.S. Supreme Court, No.13-375.

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