Here at Reno, leveraging our patented technologies is at the core of what we do. Our team strives to create the leading technologies our customers need to solve the challenges of the semiconductor and advanced microelectronic industries. We take this privilege seriously, because we value each and every one of our customers and stakeholders.
Last year, Daihen Corporation petitioned to have one of our RF patents challenged. We are pleased to share that the court ordered that the petition be denied, and that the arguments from the petitioner’s side were not persuasive. Our intellectual property remains valid both in your fab and the court of law.
Timeline of Events:
November 15, 2016: Reno was granted U.S. Patent No. 9,496,122 for a revolutionary RF impedance matching network.
November 8, 2018: Daihen Corporation filed a Petition for Inter Partes Review (IPR). IPR is a petition to challenge the validity of a patent. Any type of patent can undergo IPR. Daihen requested cancellation of key claims of Reno’s patent IPR2019-00248.
May 22, 2019: After reviewing extensive briefing from both parties and an expert report from Daihen, the Patent and Trial Appeal Board of the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office formally denied Daihen’s Petition for Inter Partes Review, finding Daihen’s arguments against the Reno patent unpersuasive.
Reno Technologies, Inc., which is the assignee of our patents, is a totally owned subsidiary of Reno Sub-Systems, Inc. We will continue to vigorously defend our intellectual property to the fullest extent of the law, both here and abroad.