23 October 2019PatentsSaman Javed

Intel sues SoftBank firm over “meritless” patent actions

Intel has filed an antitrust lawsuit against a SoftBank Group-owned investment firm, which allegedly stockpiles “meritless patents” to use in litigation against technology companies.

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22 August 2019   Technology company Intel and telecoms firm Ericsson, along with five others, have secured permission from the US Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit to intervene in a class-action suit against Qualcomm.
21 November 2019   Apple and Intel have accused a SoftBank Group-owned investment firm of violating antitrust law through the stockpiling of patents to use in litigation against technology companies.
8 January 2021   District judge Edward Chen has dismissed a complaint filed by Apple and Intel after finding that their patent-related antitrust lawsuit against a SoftBank-owned investment company has “several shortcomings”.