RE: DEC sues Intel for willful patent infringement

Robert S. Thau (
Wed, 14 May 1997 19:34:04 -0400 (EDT)

I'm not a. real doofus writes:

> Cyrix hops into the pit, too. Not clear what their beef is yet, though.

This one is *real* cute; they filed the suit the day after the patents
were issued. Independant invention perhaps, but unless there's a
situation much more like with DEC (where Intel actually received a
very early, very detailed Alpha presentation under NDA) it looks hard
to claim in this case that Intel "stole" anything.

"We all live in a patent submarine, patent submarine, patent

[ Urrrrmmm... people do know what submarine patents are, yes?
Good. Nevermind... ]