31 October 2017
Washington DC
Reporter: Barney Dixon

Amazon, Broadcom IPR dispute settled


The US Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) has terminated an inter-partes review (IPR) brought by Amazon against Broadcom, after both agreed to end the proceedings.

Broadcom’s US patent (6766389) relates to integrated circuits used in network devices.

In September 2016, Broadcom sued Amazon at the US District Court for the Central District of California for infringing 11 of its patents, including the 389 patent, with its Amazon Fire HD 10 tablets.

Amazon filed an IPR against the 389 patent earlier this year and the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) instituted the review in August.

Both Amazon and Broadcom filed a motion to terminate the IPR on 25 October, stating that they had “settled all of their disputes regarding the 389 patent” both at the PTAB and in the case at the California court.

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