Technology German court issues injunction against sales of select Intel CPUs


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A regional court in Düsseldorf, Germany, ruled Wednesday that Intel infringed a patent of R2 Semiconductor, a U.S.-based company, and subsequently issued an injunction against sales of some of Intel's processors in Germany, according to a report by Financial Times. The ruling prohibits the sales of select Intel processors and devices based on Intel processors in the country. Intel believes its products do not infringe on R2 Semiconductor's patents and has asked a German patent court to invalidate the patent.

The European patent in question covers voltage regulating technology. R2 Semiconductor asserts that Intel's Core-series Ice Lake, Tiger Lake, Alder Lake, and Xeon Scalable 'Ice Lake Server' processors, as well as its consumer laptops and servers that contain those processors infringe on its patents. R2 Semiconductor asked the court to stop sales of products powered by these CPUs as well as recall the products featuring these processors, Intel disclosed last September. The company argued that an 'injunction would be a disproportionate remedy.'

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