Feeds

Judge re-rules for Intel in Intergraph patent fight

Chipzilla wins round two -- Intergraph prepares for round three

  • alert
  • submit to reddit

The essential guide to IT transformation

Intel did not infringe Intergraph's patents, a federal judge has ruled -- after already ruling that it did violate the PC vendor's intellectual property rights. According to Maximum PC, Intergraph's case against Chipzilla was thrown out in by Judge Edwin Nelson, who earlier this year ruled in Intergraph's favour. That initial ruling stated that Intel did not have a licence to use Intergraph IP, just as the PC vendor had claimed. Integraph had bought the patents from National Semiconductor in 1987 after it acquired them itself through its takeover of Fairchild Semiconductor. Intel's defence centred on a cross-licensing deal it had struck with Fairchild back in 1976. Nelson now appears to have decided he was wrong before, and consequently reversed the his earlier ruling. Intergraph said it maintains its stance on Intel's rights to its IP, and that it will appeal Nelson's latest ruling. Maybe the judge will change his mind again: eeny, meeny, miny, mo... Meanwhile, Intergraph's anti-trust case against Chipzilla continues, and is expected to go to trial June next year. ®

Secure remote control for conventional and virtual desktops

More from The Register

next story
6 Obvious Reasons Why Facebook Will Ban This Article (Thank God)
Clampdown on clickbait ... and El Reg is OK with this
No, thank you. I will not code for the Caliphate
Some assignments, even the Bongster decline must
Kaspersky backpedals on 'done nothing wrong, nothing to fear' blather
Founder (and internet passport fan) now says privacy is precious
TROLL SLAYER Google grabs $1.3 MEEELLION in patent counter-suit
Chocolate Factory hits back at firm for suing customers
Mozilla's 'Tiles' ads debut in new Firefox nightlies
You can try turning them off and on again
Sit tight, fanbois. Apple's '$400' wearable release slips into early 2015
Sources: time to put in plenty of clock-watching for' iWatch
Facebook to let stalkers unearth buried posts with mobe search
Prepare to HAUNT your pal's back catalogue
prev story

Whitepapers

Endpoint data privacy in the cloud is easier than you think
Innovations in encryption and storage resolve issues of data privacy and key requirements for companies to look for in a solution.
Implementing global e-invoicing with guaranteed legal certainty
Explaining the role local tax compliance plays in successful supply chain management and e-business and how leading global brands are addressing this.
Advanced data protection for your virtualized environments
Find a natural fit for optimizing protection for the often resource-constrained data protection process found in virtual environments.
Boost IT visibility and business value
How building a great service catalog relieves pressure points and demonstrates the value of IT service management.
Next gen security for virtualised datacentres
Legacy security solutions are inefficient due to the architectural differences between physical and virtual environments.