Fitzpatrick Successfully Obtains Judgment of Priority For Client IBM in Patent Interference Against Rambus
On June 24, 2010, Fitzpatrick successfully obtained a judgment of priority on behalf of client IBM in its patent interference against Rambus. The interference related to computers that use point-to-point links to transfer data between a memory controller and buffered memory. Fitzpatrick successfully proved that IBM’s patent application fully described the invention, and that IBM’s inventors conceived of the invention and reduced it to practice before Rambus’s inventors did. The Fitzpatrick team was led by partners Anthony Zupcic, Douglas Sharrott, Robert Fischer and Jonathan Berschadsky, with assistance from associates Stephen Belisle, Jessica Hiney and Dara Kurlancheek.