SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Washington, D.C. 20549
Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d) of the
Securities Exchange Act of 1934
Date of Report (date of earliest event reported): May 18, 2012
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On May 18, 2012, the jury in the trial of a patent infringement lawsuit filed by PACT XPP Technologies, AG (PACT) against Xilinx, Inc., ( the Company) in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas, Marshall Division (PACT XPP Technologies, AG. v. Xilinx, Inc. and Avnet, Inc. Case No. 2:07-CV-563) concluded its deliberations. The jury found two patents held by PACT were valid and were willfully infringed by the Company. The jury awarded PACT the sum of $15.4 million as damages and royalties on past Xilinx sales. The presiding judge will decide the component for willful infringement at a future date which has not yet been determined, and such enhanced damages, including the willfulness component, could be as much as treble the $15.4 million jury verdict.
PACT filed its patent infringement lawsuit against the Company on December 28, 2007. The lawsuit pertained to eleven different patents and PACT sought injunctive relief, damages including ongoing royalties and enhanced damages, interest and attorneys fees. The claims relating to nine of the eleven patents were dismissed from the case prior to trial.
The Company intends to appeal the verdict and is evaluating its other options, including motions for judgment as a matter of law.
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Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned hereunto duly authorized.
|Date: May 21, 2012|
Jon A. Olson
Senior Vice President, Finance
and Chief Financial Officer