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Intel Set to Pay Transmeta $250 Million for Patent Infringement

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  1. malware New Member

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    Intel Corp. and Transmeta Corp. on Wednesday said that the two companies had agreed to settle the patent infringement lawsuit. Under the terms of the agreement Transmeta will receive a one-time payment that equals its revenue for the recent three years and consequently will obtain the amount of cash that equals its revenue throughout the whole history of the company. Intel will receive rights to use technologies by Transmeta. The agreement provides for Intel to make an initial $150 million payment to Transmeta as well as to pay Transmeta an annual license fee of $20 million for each of the next five years. In total, Transmeta will receive $250 million from Intel, an unprecedented sum for the company, which combined revenue since 1999 was $249.133 million. In the last three years total earnings of Transmeta were $150.725 million. The agreement also provides for the parties to dismiss their pending patent litigation with prejudice and for a mutual general release of all claims of any type between the parties.

    Source: X-bit labs
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    What are these Longrun and Longrun2 technologies the article refers to?
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    250 million and Intel in the same sentence seems almost insulting :)
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    Ouch... that should set intel back quite a bit.
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    Wow, I really need to come up with a steal-able patent..
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    :laugh:

    Uh, apart from that being funny, you COULD get yourself into strife with this type of intention.
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    Intel may had as well just purchased the entire or controlling stake in Transmeta for that amount of cash.
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    yeah, they should have bought them out. At least then, they could have another profit machine.
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    it's interesting to see that such a huge problem (power leakage) was diminished by such a small company. still funny that intel paid a 250mil lawsuit when they could have bought them out for less than that 3 years ago when they first started using it. lol oh well hindsight is 20/20

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