March 31, 2004 |
Intel Corp. said it had agreed to pay $225 million to settle claims that its Itanium chips for business computers infringed the patents of Intergraph Corp. The agreement brings to $675 million the amount that Intel has paid or agreed to pay to Intergraph to conclude the six-year dispute. As part of the latest deal, Intergraph agreed to drop its claims against Dell Inc., which was named in a separate lawsuit against PC makers that use Intel chips.
December 2, 2003 |
Intel Corp. encountered skepticism from a U.S. appellate judge who questioned the company's claim that its high-speed Itanium computer chips didn't use technology invented by Intergraph Corp. Santa Clara, Calif.-based Intel is appealing a $250-million award by a U.S. trial judge last year in the patent-infringement case. At a hearing in Washington, Judge Raymond C. Clevenger III challenged Intel's argument that Madison, Ala.
December 17, 2002 |
Intergraph Corp., which settled a lawsuit accusing Intel Corp. of using its technology without permission, is suing Dell Computer Corp., Hewlett-Packard Co. and Gateway Inc. for patent infringement. The computer-server and software company filed suit in Texas against the three largest U.S. makers of personal computers, saying their products infringe its "clipper" chip patents, the company said. Dell is the largest U.S. personal computer maker, followed by HP and Gateway.
March 14, 2000 |
The chip maker Intel Corp. won another victory in its battle with Intergraph Corp. when the U.S. District Court in Birmingham, Ala., said Intel didn't violate antitrust laws when it withheld information from Intergraph after the Huntsville, Ala.-based company threatened to file a patent suit. An injunction forcing Santa Clara-based Intel to give Intergraph access to product information was granted in 1998 but was overturned in November by the U.S. Court of Appeals.
November 6, 1999 |
Intel Corp. won a key antitrust victory as a federal appeals court lifted an order that required the chip maker to provide patented microprocessor technology to a smaller company. A Washington, D.C., appeals court said Intel probably didn't violate antitrust laws when it withheld advance product information and samples from Intergraph Corp., a company that makes graphics chips and workstations.
October 13, 1999 |
Intergraph Corp.'s patent claims against Intel Corp., the No. 1 computer chip maker, were dismissed by a federal judge who concluded that Intel has the right to use certain Intergraph "Clipper" chip patents. U.S. District Judge Edwin Nelson in San Francisco reversed a June decision he issued, finding he "initially gave too little weight" to Intel's argument. Intel had claimed that it had the rights to certain Clipper chip patents through an agreement with National Semiconductor Corp.