MOUNTAIN VIEW, USA: Synopsys Inc. has announced that the company plans to appeal the October 10 verdict by a jury in Portland, Oregon in the case of Mentor Graphics Corp. vs. EVE-USA Inc. et al.
Four other Mentor patents were dismissed from the case prior to the trial. The remaining patent, U.S. Patent No. 6,240,376, relates to one feature of the EVE emulation product. The Oregon jury returned with assessed damages of approximately $36 million, which Synopsys intends to challenge.