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Intel settles copyright infringement suit with China firm

Posted: 18 May 2007     Print Version  Bookmark and Share

Keywords:network equipments  microprocessors  copyright infringement 

Intel announced that it has settled a copyright infringement suit with Shenzhen Donjin Communication Technology for touch-pad telephone systems , AP reported.

The chipmaker in 2004 charged the China telecom and network firm of infringing its technology for touch-pad telephone systems. Intel claimed Shenzen Donjin copied parts of the software used in Intel's Dialogic brand of high-end communications equipment, which the company has since sold off.

In 2005, Beijing Donjin Xinda Technology Co., a unit of Shenzhen Donjin countersued, claiming Intel engaged in monopolistic practices.

According to Intel spokesman, Chuck Mulloy, pursuing the litigation no longer made strategic sense and that both companies have brokered a licence over the disputed technology. The companies, however, agreed to keep the terms of the settlement confidential.

With Intel investing money in China to tap into the booming computer and microprocessor demand, industry analysts view the resolution as a means to eliminate potential political or business roadblocks.

The company has committed to investing Rs.16,907.92 crore ($4 billion) in China by 2010, including a Rs.10,567.45 crore ($2.5 billion) chip factory in the northeastern city of Dalian to make chipsets.

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