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Zachary “Zack” Alper is an associate in the Intellectual Property Practice Group in the firm's San Diego (Del Mar) office.

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In VLSI Technology LLC v. Intel Corporation, No. 22-1906 (Fed. Cir. 2023), VLSI sued Intel for infringement of U.S. Patent Nos. 7,523,373 (the “’373 patent”) and U.S. Patent No. 7,725,759 (the “’759 patent”). After a jury trial in 2021, VLSI was awarded $1.5 billion for literal infringement of the ’373 patent and an additional $675 million for infringement of the ’759 patent under the doctrine of equivalents. Prior to trial, Intel sought to amend its answer to assert a licensing defense. Intel argued that due to a recent change in ownership of Finjan, Inc., Intel was covered under Finjan’s license with VSLI because both Intel and Finjan were under the control of Fortress Investment Group LLC. The district court denied Intel’s motion. Intel appealed the infringement verdicts as well as the district court’s denial of the motion to amend.

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Zachary “Zack” Alper is an associate in the Intellectual Property Practice Group in the firm's San Diego (Del Mar) office.

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