GlobalFoundries Targets Tech Titans In Sprawling Chip IP Row

By Mike LaSusa (August 27, 2019, 7:35 PM EDT) -- Computer-chip maker GlobalFoundries Inc. has launched a multifront legal war accusing Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company Ltd. of infringing more than a dozen of its patents, while also seeking to block other tech titans like Apple and Google from importing TSMC chips that use the allegedly pilfered intellectual property.

GlobalFoundries filed 19 complaints in federal court on Monday — six in Delaware and the rest in the Western District of Texas — plus two complaints with the U.S. International Trade Commission and four more in courts in Germany.

The Santa Clara, California-based chipmaker alleges TSMC — along with 19 other defendants including...

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