DEC blocks Intel claim case move

DEC blocks Intel claim case move
Tom Foremski
Digital Equipment has tried to block Intel’s move to have its counterclaims against Digital included in Digital’s court case against Intel for patent infringement. Digital lawyers argued that including Intel’s counterclaims would complicate the lawsuit and turn it into a “procedural nightmare”.
Intel recently filed a counterclaim against Digital claiming that it has violated 14 patents. It was a response to Digital’s claims that Intel has violated 10 Digital microprocessor patents. Digital’s lawyers filed a motion claiming that Intel’s counterclaims were filed to harass the company and delay the resolution of the lawsuit.
Sources close to Digital say that the company will be willing to settle the lawsuit provided it can reach an adequate cross license agreement with Intel.

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