Intergraph Settles Dispute With Dell And Intel - InformationWeek

InformationWeek is part of the Informa Tech Division of Informa PLC

This site is operated by a business or businesses owned by Informa PLC and all copyright resides with them.Informa PLC's registered office is 5 Howick Place, London SW1P 1WG. Registered in England and Wales. Number 8860726.

IoT
IoT
Business & Finance

Intergraph Settles Dispute With Dell And Intel

Intel will pay the software maker $225 million to settle a patent dispute that also involves Dell.

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) -- Chip giant Intel Corp. will pay software maker Intergraph Corp. $225 million to settle a patent dispute involving computer manufacturer Dell Inc. under an agreement announced Tuesday.

The settlement was the latest development in a long-running dispute over technology between the Huntsville-based Intergraph and Intel.

Intergraph sued in 2002 claiming that Dell, Hewlett-Packard Co., and Gateway Inc. violated patents related to systems using Intel chips. Intel earlier had agreed to pay Intergraph $300 million over similar claims, but the deal didn't protect Intel customers.

Intel was brought into the patent case by Dell, which filed a claim against the chip manufacturer after Intergraph sued.

Under the new settlement, Intergraph said it would grant Dell a license to patented technologies and will ask a judge to dismiss Dell from the case. Intel agreed to pay Intergraph $125 million on April 5 to settle claims involving Dell, and it will make four more payments of $25 million over the next year.

Intel spokesman Chuck Mulloy said the agreement marked the end of litigation between Intel and Intergraph. Dell and Intel still disagree over a provision of the settlement but intend to resolve the dispute privately, he said.

Intergraph shares surged $3.28, or 16 percent, to close at $23.67 on the Nasdaq Stock Market, where Intel fell 26 cents, or less than 1 percent, to close at $27.43.

Intergraph will continue with its lawsuit against Hewlett-Packard and Gateway, with trial set for Aug. 2 in Marshall, Texas, where the case was filed.

Unlike Dell, Hewlett-Packard and Gateway did not file claims against Intel, according to Mulloy. "Intel is not in those cases," he said.

Intergraph, which has more than 3,000 employees in 60 countries, specializes in graphics software to make maps, build and operate factories and ships, dispatch emergency service and manage infrastructure.

Intel, based in Santa Clara, Calif., is the world's largest maker of computer chips.

We welcome your comments on this topic on our social media channels, or [contact us directly] with questions about the site.
Comment  | 
Print  | 
More Insights
State of the Cloud
State of the Cloud
Cloud has drastically changed how IT organizations consume and deploy services in the digital age. This research report will delve into public, private and hybrid cloud adoption trends, with a special focus on infrastructure as a service and its role in the enterprise. Find out the challenges organizations are experiencing, and the technologies and strategies they are using to manage and mitigate those challenges today.
Commentary
IT Salary Report 2020: Get Paid What You Are Worth
Jessica Davis, Senior Editor, Enterprise Apps,  2/12/2020
Slideshows
10 Analytics and AI Startups You Should Know About
Cynthia Harvey, Freelance Journalist, InformationWeek,  2/19/2020
News
Fighting the Coronavirus with Analytics and GIS
Jessica Davis, Senior Editor, Enterprise Apps,  2/3/2020
Register for InformationWeek Newsletters
Video
Current Issue
IT Careers: Tech Drives Constant Change
Advances in information technology and management concepts mean that IT professionals must update their skill sets, even their career goals on an almost yearly basis. In this IT Trend Report, experts share advice on how IT pros can keep up with this every-changing job market. Read it today!
White Papers
Slideshows
Twitter Feed
Sponsored Live Streaming Video
Everything You've Been Told About Mobility Is Wrong
Attend this video symposium with Sean Wisdom, Global Director of Mobility Solutions, and learn about how you can harness powerful new products to mobilize your business potential.
Sponsored Video
Flash Poll