Via fights Intel in UK courts

Requests dismissal of patent case

The wheels of justice grind exceedingly slow, but not, for once, in Britain. Here, the High Court of Justice's Patents Court (Chancery Division) is set to be the first jurisdiction to hear Intel's suit alleging that Via's chipsets infringe its patents. On Monday (Feb 14), Via filed a countersuit in the UK, requesting dismissal of the case. It asked the court to rule that its technology does not "infringe on Intel patent number EP (UK) 0 804 763 regarding snoop timing", Electronics News reports. In any case, the Intel patent is invalid, Via argues. Electronics New story here ®

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