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Intel Questions AMD Licensing Deals Amid Spinoff

Law360 (January 23, 2009, 12:00 AM EST) -- Advanced Micro Devices Inc. has revealed that a dispute with Intel Corp. may be in the works over whether AMD's plan to spin off its manufacturing operations breaches the terms of two patent cross-license agreements previously signed by the rival chip makers.

The potential feud was outlined in a filing Thursday with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission in which AMD said it had received a letter on Tuesday from Intel relating to the 1976 and 2001 licensing deals and whether those pacts could impact the...
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