This article examines a $445 million verdict against Micron Technology Inc. for patent infringement claimed by Netlist Inc. involving a patent that was subsequently invalidated by the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB).  The case highlights the potential effects of inconsistent district court judgments and PTAB decisions, with the US Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit poised to provide a final resolution.

Sterne Kessler Director, Paul Ainsworth commented, “The race is between the appeal of the district court judgment and the appeal of the PTAB decision.”