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AmberWave Sues Intel For Patent Infringement

This isn't the first legal tussle between the firms; in July, AmberWave filed two lawsuits alleging other patent violations against Intel.

InformationWeek Staff

September 29, 2005

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LONDON — AmberWave Systems Corp., a developer of strained silicon technology, said Thursday (Sept. 29) that it filed a complaint against Intel Corp. in the federal district court in Marshall, Texas, on Sept. 20 alleging infringement of its recently issued U.S patent numbered 6,946,371. The company added that since then Intel has filed a lawsuit seeking a declaration that it does not infringe the same patent in the federal district court in Wilmington, Delaware.

The lawsuits around the 371 patent follow earlier cases filed by the parties in Texas and Delaware that relate to Intel's alleged infringement of two other AmberWave patents: U.S Patent Nos. 6,831,292, and 6,881,632.

AmberWave (Salem, N.H.) said the lawsuits arose after negotiations with Intel on a license agreement failed. AmberWave claimed Intel (Santa Clara, Calif.) refused to agree reasonable commercial terms.

“Intel has made a decision to use AmberWave's patent-protected technology without a license,” claimed Richard Faubert, AmberWave chief executive officer, in a statement. “We have no choice but to protect against this unauthorized use,” Faubert added.

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