Intel Will Defend Patent Rights Against AMD

Intel says will defend patent rights against AMD

SAN FRANCISCO, Oct 7 (Reuters) - Intel Corp (INTC.O: Quote, Profile, Research, Stock Buzz) said on Tuesday it has "serious questions" about a deal announced by Advanced Micro Devices (AMD.N: Quote, Profile, Research, Stock Buzz) to spin off its manufacturing business and focus on chip design, and is ready to defend its patents.

Intel spokesman Chuck Mulloy said that AMD and Intel have a patent cross-licensing agreement under which AMD pays royalties to Intel.

"Intel has serious questions about this transaction as it relates to the license and will vigorously protect Intel's intellectual property rights," Mulloy said of AMD's announcement.

Mulloy said Intel has asked AMD to make the agreement public but he said it would not, so he was not at liberty to discuss the matter in detail.

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Comments
3vi1 6 years ago

"Intel sees AMD make announcement that might help AMDs stock price, decides to release FUD to scare investors away.  Film at 11."

http://finance.google.com/finance?client=ob&q=NYSE:AMD

 "Intel will defend patent rights" is not how I would describe threatening to use technicalities to get out of deals that are pretty much unaffected by this re-org of the other party's business.  The headline should have read "Intel Sees Perfect Opportunity To Intimidate AMD Into Even Worse Licensing Deal."

bob_on_the_cob 6 years ago

[quote user="3vi1"]

"Intel sees AMD make announcement that might help AMDs stock price, decides to release FUD to scare investors away.  Film at 11."

http://finance.google.com/finance?client=ob&q=NYSE:AMD

 "Intel will defend patent rights" is not how I would describe threatening to use technicalities to get out of deals that are pretty much unaffected by this re-org of the other party's business.  The headline should have read "Intel Sees Perfect Opportunity To Intimidate AMD Into Even Worse Licensing Deal."

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Nailed it on the head, but in a much more fun way than I would have said.

 

ice_73 6 years ago

hmm, i have no idea what they are refering to at all here, can some one fill me in?

3vi1 6 years ago

Under the existing deal, AMD pays Intel to produce processors compatible with the x86 instruction set and most of SSE3 (except hyperthreading), if I recall correctly.

It would be great if Intel tried to lay down the law and AMD ended breaking completely free of the licensing deal by arguing that they were maintaining compatibility via their own implementation of a very-publicly documented set of opcodes.

ice_73 6 years ago

[quote user="3vi1"]

Under the existing deal, AMD pays Intel to produce processors compatible with the x86 instruction set and most of SSE3 (except hyperthreading), if I recall correctly.

It would be great if Intel tried to lay down the law and AMD ended breaking completely free of the licensing deal by arguing that they were maintaining compatibility via their own implementation of a very-publicly documented set of opcodes.

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thanks for the clarification 

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