Intel Sues Patriot Scientific Over Chip Clock-Speed Patent
By Marius Meland
Law360, New York (February 9, 2004, 12:00 AM EST) -- Chip maker Intel has filed a lawsuit in the Northern District of California, asking the court to declare that the company is not infringing on a microprocessor patent held by Patriot Scientific, the tiny San Diego company that has filed a string of lawsuits against Intel’s biggest customers.
The chip maker is seeking a court order stopping Patriot from suing the balance of Intel's customers, according to the lawsuit.
By filing the case in its own jurisdiction, Intel has moved to take control of patent litigation...