Earlier this month, Intel lost a patent infringement trial related to chip-making technologies and was told by a federal jury in Texas to pay VLSI Technology $2.18 billion. This is reportedly one of the largest damage awards in U.S. history. How would this case impact chip companies, semiconductor industry and even the justice systems in China and U.S.? JW Insights had an in-depth conversation with Judge Randall Rader and Dean John Whealan on VLSI vs. Intel.
Judge Randall Rader is a former United States Circuit Judge and former Chief Judge of the United States Courts of Appeals for the Federal Circuit. Currently he teaches at various universities including the George Washington University Law School and Tsinghua University.
Dean John Whealan is Associate Dean for Intellectual Property Law at the George Washington University Law School. Before joining GW Law, he worked at the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) as deputy general counsel for intellectual property law and solicitor.