Organisation: Intel

EU slashes landmark Intel fine ahead of ECJ showdown

The European Commission has reimposed a €376 million fine on Intel, 14 years after first sanctioning the company for paying computer makers to stop using rival chips.

22 September 2023

Biden administration and US antitrust agencies balance IP protection with competition concerns

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The DOJ and FTC are discouraging injunctions and other exclusionary remedies favoured by standard essential patent holders as part of a significant shift in antitrust enforcement from the Trump to Biden administration.

25 August 2023

Intel/Tower abandon merger amid delayed review in China

Intel has axed its €5.5 billion purchase of Tower Semiconductor after failing to secure antitrust approval in China, making it the latest US chipmaker to be snared by growing trade tensions.

16 August 2023

Another Intel/Tower deadline passes without Chinese approval

Intel and Tower Semiconductor must decide whether to abandon their €5.5 billion tie-up or agree to a third merger deadline extension after failing to secure approval from China’s competition watchdog.

15 August 2023

Intel prevails over “vague” monopolisation claims

An inventor of locking device technologies has failed to persuade an appellate court that Intel unlawfully used his patents in a scheme to block rivals from entering the market for computers and central processing units.

09 May 2023

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