News
 

Bookmark and Share

(3) 

Intel Corp. on Monday disclosed that the company has notified Advanced Micro Devices that it believes AMD has breached a 2001 patent cross-license agreement with Intel.

“Intellectual property is a cornerstone of Intel's technology leadership and for more than 30 years, the company has believed in the strategic importance of licensing intellectual property in exchange for fair value. However AMD cannot unilaterally extend Intel's licensing rights to a third party without Intel's consent,” said Bruce Sewell, senior vice president and general counsel for Intel.

Intel believes that Globalfoundries, manufacturing joint venture between AMD and Advanced Technology Investment Company,  is not a subsidiary under terms of the agreement and is therefore not licensed under the 2001 patent cross-license agreement. Intel also said the structure of the deal between AMD and ATIC breaches a confidential portion of that agreement. Intel has asked AMD to make the relevant portion of the agreement public, but so far AMD has declined to do so. AMD's breach could result in the loss of licenses and rights granted to AMD by Intel under the agreement.

“We have attempted to address our concerns with AMD without success since October. We are willing to find a resolution but at the same time we have an obligation to our stockholders to protect the billions of dollars we've invested in intellectual property,” Mr. Sewell added.

Under terms of the license agreement the notification to AMD means the parties will attempt to resolve the dispute through mediation. In response to the notification AMD claimed Intel breached the agreement by notifying AMD of its breach. Intel believes that position is inconsistent with the dispute resolution process outlined in the original agreement.

Tags: AMD, , Intel, x86, TFC, Asset smart, Globalfoundries

Discussion

Comments currently: 3
Discussion started: 03/16/09 01:27:26 PM
Latest comment: 03/17/09 12:35:43 AM

[1-3]

1. 
Alright! Way to go! AMD gets more pounding in the balls.
0 0 [Posted by: dudde  | Date: 03/16/09 01:27:26 PM]
Reply

2. 
Of course Intel wants to stir up something just to make themselves the only 80x86 company. Intel is going against their own cross-license agreement by going with TSMC, so this is OK? If Intel is doing this, so can AMD. Also AMD owns most of the rights of ATIC, so it makes a double right while Intel is a doing a double wrong.
0 0 [Posted by: jmurbank  | Date: 03/16/09 05:22:18 PM]
Reply

3. 
Just more of the same from Intel's anti competitive practices that they have been getting away with for years
0 0 [Posted by: alpha0ne  | Date: 03/17/09 12:35:43 AM]
Reply

[1-3]

Add your Comment




Related news

Latest News

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

10:40 pm | ARM Preps Second-Generation “Artemis” and “Maya” 64-Bit ARMv8-A Offerings. ARM Readies 64-Bit Cores for Non-Traditional Applications

7:38 pm | AMD Vows to Introduce 20nm Products Next Year. AMD’s 20nm APUs, GPUs and Embedded Chips to Arrive in 2015

4:08 am | Microsoft to Unify All Windows Operating Systems for Client PCs. One Windows OS will Power PCs, Tablets and Smartphones

Monday, July 21, 2014

10:32 pm | PQI Debuts Flash Drive with Lightning and USB Connectors. PQI Offers Easy Way to Boost iPhone or iPad Storage

10:08 pm | Japan Display Begins to Mass Produce IPS-NEO Displays. JDI Begins to Mass Produce Rival for AMOLED Panels

12:56 pm | Microsoft to Fire 18,000 Employees to Boost Efficiency. Microsoft to Perform Massive Job Cut Ever Following Acquisition of Nokia