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Intergraph settles Clipper patent dispute with AMD

Posted on Monday, April 12 2004 @ 19:00:52 CEST by


Intergraph announced that they have settled a patent lawsuit with AMD for a one-time licensing fee of $10 million plus additional payments. Intergraph had already settled its patent dispute with Intel some time ago. AMD now owes Intergraph $10 million by May 7 in order to license Intergraph's Clipper technology.

Clipper the codename of a processor developped in the 1980's with an unique memory cache design.
In January, AMD sought a declaratory judgment against Intergraph, asking a judge to conclude that Intergraph's Clipper patents were invalid, or that AMD's chips did not infringe upon those patents. The Clipper technology was licensed by Intel in 2002 after a patent lawsuit, and AMD had thought it was about to be sued for infringement when it asked for judgment.

Now however, AMD has agreed to make additional payments to Intergraph of 2 percent of AMD's Computation Products Group's pretax operating profits. The additional payments are capped at $5 million per year for the 2005, 2006 and 2007 calendar years. The Computation Products Group is responsible for the manufacture and sale of AMD's microprocessors.

Intergraph has taken in a great deal of revenue from its Intellectual Property and Licensing Division over the past few years, mainly from Intel. The two companies settled a dispute over the use of Intergraph's parallel instruction computing (PIC) technology in Intel's Itanium server processor earlier this year. Intel agreed to pay Intergraph $225 million to end the dispute and license the PIC technology.

Texas Instruments Inc. has also settled litigation with Intergraph related to the PIC patents.
Source: IT World


 



 

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