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Intel Fined 2 Billion USD In Damages For Patent Infringement

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2021/03/03 04:01:01 (permalink)
Intel Fined 2 Billion USD In Damages For Patent Infringement | TechPowerUp
 
A federal jury in Texas has ruled that Intel Corporation violated two patents of VLSI Technology and must pay 2.18 billion USD in damages. The damages include 1.5 billion for one patent and 675 million for the other. The patents are related to clock frequency control and minimum memory operating voltage technique and were awarded to Freescale Semiconductor Inc in 2012 and SigmaTel in 2010. Freescale bought SigmaTel gaining control of the two patents before being passed to NXP after the company acquired Freescale in 2015, these patents were then transferred to the newly resurrected VLSI Technology in 2019 with the sole purpose of launching a legal battle against Intel. In a comment to Tom's Hardware the company said "Intel strongly disagrees with today's jury verdict. We intend to appeal and are confident that we will prevail.". This legal battle will likely drag-out for several years as Intel plans to appeal the recent ruling. Intel recorded a net income of 5.9 billion USD in Q4 2020 so this fine is by no means insignificant.
 
I personally agree this will be in the courts for quite some time. 

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    Re: Intel Fined 2 Billion USD In Damages For Patent Infringement 2021/03/03 04:40:57 (permalink)
    OUCH ! 
    2 Billion is not pocket change for any company

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    Re: Intel Fined 2 Billion USD In Damages For Patent Infringement 2021/03/03 06:23:14 (permalink)
    This (excerpt) 
     
    "Intel strongly disagrees with today's jury verdict. We intend to appeal and are confident that we will prevail.". This legal battle will likely drag-out for several years
     

     
    I see this dragging out in the courts for decades ... or some sort of agreement being reached

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    Re: Intel Fined 2 Billion USD In Damages For Patent Infringement 2021/03/03 07:14:24 (permalink)
    Funny how Intel gets fined and not Nvidia for almost the same practice🙄

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    Re: Intel Fined 2 Billion USD In Damages For Patent Infringement 2021/03/03 07:55:41 (permalink)
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    Funny how Intel gets fined and not Nvidia for almost the same practice🙄

    Where are your sources? NVIDIA has an extremely large patent portfolio.

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    Re: Intel Fined 2 Billion USD In Damages For Patent Infringement 2021/03/03 08:51:18 (permalink)
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    Funny how Intel gets fined and not Nvidia for almost the same practice🙄

    Where are your sources? NVIDIA has an extremely large patent portfolio.

    My thread be deleted, Just like the other time i posted the real history of Nvidia and it was taken down🙄

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    Re: Intel Fined 2 Billion USD In Damages For Patent Infringement 2021/03/03 09:23:19 (permalink)
    NXP seems to be yet another patent troll

      


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    Re: Intel Fined 2 Billion USD In Damages For Patent Infringement 2021/03/03 10:15:58 (permalink)
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    Funny how Intel gets fined and not Nvidia for almost the same practice🙄

    Where are your sources? NVIDIA has an extremely large patent portfolio.

    My thread be deleted, Just like the other time i posted the real history of Nvidia and it was taken down🙄

    Your post hasn't been taken down. You're posting that NVIDIA has the same practice, but you don't list any sources to back up your claims. 

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    Re: Intel Fined 2 Billion USD In Damages For Patent Infringement 2021/03/03 11:18:34 (permalink)
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    Funny how Intel gets fined and not Nvidia for almost the same practice🙄

    Where are your sources? NVIDIA has an extremely large patent portfolio.

    My thread be deleted, Just like the other time i posted the real history of Nvidia and it was taken down🙄

    Your post hasn't been taken down. You're posting that NVIDIA has the same practice, but you don't list any sources to back up your claims. 



     
    https://www.tomshardware.com/news/nvidia-sued-patent-infringement-xperi,39322.html
     
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rambus_Inc._v._Nvidia
     
    https://portal.unifiedpatents.com/litigation/Texas%20Western%20District%20Court/case/6:20-cv-01211
     
    ....and Intel gets the hefty priced. 
     


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    Re: Intel Fined 2 Billion USD In Damages For Patent Infringement 2021/03/03 19:05:26 (permalink)
    Nvidia does not design dram
     
    those patents involve dram which were manufactured at some other company - they were the ones that truly violated the patent law
     
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    yes they can get sued - its not primary infringement - its secondary - why? they don't make ball - they don't make the leather - padding stitching.etc
     
    they are just going make this one part the GPU(which was not in the suit) - just the ram was
     
    lo and behold the company had 17  they filed for and only won 3 - tell me there us a lt of baloney in the patent suit and everyone is shooting spit balls to claw money from anyone
     
    i wonder just how many patent porfolio are similar and image the cross suits that can wind up hurting all parties if they start opening all those cans of beans
     
     
    look the problem is not the suits that these companies (who have patents and everybody has similar tech under a different patent - but are virtually identical) bring
     
    it the failure of an appropriate patent system that should demand working tech - and anything similar filed - is dead
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    Re: Intel Fined 2 Billion USD In Damages For Patent Infringement 2021/03/03 19:07:31 (permalink)
    patent trolls are notorious for going after everyone in sight
     

      


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    Re: Intel Fined 2 Billion USD In Damages For Patent Infringement 2021/03/04 20:25:26 (permalink)
    It's a patent troll company who's sole existence to date has been continued patent litigation. Intel should be able to overturn this in the courts, though it will probably take two years or more.


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