Intel accidentally sues partner

Intel accidentally sues partner
Tom Foremski
Trigger happy Intel accidentally sued a major technology partner saying it mistakenly filed the wrong papers.
Intel said that it filed by mistake a lawsuit against Taiwan based PC logic chip company Via Technologies. Intel and Via are in negotiations over cross-licensing key technologies. Intel said that it prepared a draft lawsuit just in case those talks failed. That draft suit was accidentally filed against Via.
Intel has sued many companies over technology disputes, an issue that was taken up by the Federal Trade Commission in its antitrust complaint. Intel said it apologised to Via but the incident places pressure on Via during the negotiations with very real threat from Intel.

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