7/31/2002 - Mentor Graphics Corporation (Nasdaq: MENT) today announced that its IKOS Systems subsidiary has filed a patent infringement lawsuit in Delaware US District Court against Cadence Design Systems and its Quickturn subsidiary. The filing, docket no. 02-1335, states that Palladium, a Cadence/Quickturn hardware emulation system, infringes on United States Patent No. 5,847,578, "Programmable Multiplexing Input/Output Port." The patent was awarded to IKOS Systems in 1998 on the basis of original work done in the company's Waltham, Massachusetts facilities. IKOS Systems was acquired by Mentor Graphics in March 2002. IKOS, Cadence and Quickturn are all Delaware companies.
"Hardware emulation is a critical part of Mentor's verification strategy, " said Eric Selosse, vice president and general manager of Mentor's emulation division. "We have very strong emulation intellectual property, and will continue to safeguard it so that we can continue to offer the most advanced technology to our customers."
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