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Transmeta sues Intel for patent infringement

Posted: 13 Oct 2006  Print Version  Bookmark and Share

Keywords:Transmeta  Intel  microprocessor  patent infringement  lawsuit 

Transmeta Corp. announced early this week that it has filed a lawsuit against Intel Corp. for patent infringement.

The suit, filed in the U.S. District Court for the District of Delaware, alleges that Intel infringed upon ten of Transmeta's patents on computer architecture and power efficiency technologies.

The complaint charges that Intel has infringed and is infringing the company's patents by making and selling a variety of microprocessor products, including at least Intel's Pentium III, Pentium 4, Pentium M, Core and Core 2 product lines.

In addition, the complaint requests an injunction against Intel's continuing sales of infringing products as well as monetary damages, including reasonable royalties on infringing products, treble damages and attorneys' fees.

"Intel has acknowledged that Transmeta has been an innovative spur to some of Intel's own development efforts, roadmap decisions and new product successes,'' ,'' said John O'Hara Horsley, executive vice president and general counsel at Transmeta, in a statement. ''At the same time, Intel has practiced multiple Transmeta inventions in its major microprocessor product lines. After endeavoring to negotiate with Intel for fair compensation for the continued use of our intellectual property, we have concluded that we must turn to the judicial system to be fairly compensated for our inventions."

- Mark LaPedus
EE Times




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