Intel hit with US$948.8 million US verdict in VLSI computer chip patent trial

Intel hit with US$948.8 million US verdict in VLSI computer chip patent trial
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(Nov 16): A federal jury in Texas on Tuesday said Intel Corp must pay VLSI Technology LLC US$948.8 million for infringing a VLSI patent for computer chips.

VLSI, a patent-holding company affiliated with the SoftBank Group Corp-owned private equity firm Fortress Investment Group, argued during the six-day trial that Intel's Cascade Lake and Skylake microprocessors violated its patent covering improvements to data processing.