Wednesday, March 27th 2019

Intel-Micron Divorce Gets Messy, Micron Employee Served Court Order to Return 3D XPoint IP

Intel and Micron Technology have parted ways from the IMFlash Technology joint-venture that set out to win the emerging non-volatile memory market with limited success. The two are now locked in numerous legal skirmishes arising from the disjointing of a major high-technology alliance, as employees migrate to either company. One such former Intel engineering-manager is in the middle of a legal spat, named Doyle Rivers. Rivers jumped ship from Intel to Micron Technology, allegedly carrying with him a large amount of trade-secrets and IP related to Intel's 3D XPoint memory and Optane products.

Intel Tuesday secured a preliminary injunction from the US District Court for the Eastern District of California, Sacramento Division, which tells Rivers to not possess, use, or disclose any confidential Intel information related to the company's 3D XPoint or Optane products, including personnel working on those products; and to return any such possessions to Intel. Rivers' defense claims Intel gets nothing from this injunction. In a telephonic interview with The Register, Daniel Sakaguchi, a partner at Alto Litigation in San Francisco, representing Rivers, stated "Mr. Rivers doesn't have anything to return," adding "We continue to take the position that Intel's claims are greatly exaggerated."
Source: The Register
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14 Comments on Intel-Micron Divorce Gets Messy, Micron Employee Served Court Order to Return 3D XPoint IP

#1
DeathtoGnomes
he said, she saids can get ugly. popcorn worthy.
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#2
FreedomEclipse
~Technological Technocrat~
DeathtoGnomes, post: 4020613, member: 151150"
he said, she saids can get ugly. popcorn worthy.
<RAMBUS ENTERS THE GAME>

Oil! That sh*t is miiiiiiiiine
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#3
R-T-B
FreedomEclipse, post: 4020638, member: 38411"
<RAMBUS ENTERS THE GAME>

Oil! That's sh*t is miiiiiiiiine
Rambus, Intel, and Micron Executives duke it out in a battle to the death. The prize? 3D X-Point.

Put it on Primetime, would watch.
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#5
tigger
I'm the only one
To right he should give it back, he should never have taken it in the first place. Did he/Micron really think they could use it without getting bummed by Intel.
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#6
Flyordie
tigger, post: 4020804, member: 24505"
To right he should give it back, he should never have taken it in the first place. Did he/Micron really think they could use it without getting bummed by Intel.
Thats the thing tigger, there is no proof he has it anymore. Intel is just flexing its muscles to "cover their bases" cause a senior engineer left them.

Its one of the many reasons we refuse to do business with Intel. They always try and squeeze an inch in on you somewhere.
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#7
tigger
I'm the only one
Flyordie, post: 4020835, member: 61056"
Thats the thing tigger, there is no proof he has it anymore. Intel is just flexing its muscles to "cover their bases" cause a senior engineer left them.

Its one of the many reasons we refuse to do business with Intel. They always try and squeeze an inch in on you somewhere.
So even if he did take something, he can just deny it anyway
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#8
Beertintedgoggles
tigger, post: 4020866, member: 24505"
So even if he did take something, he can just deny it anyway
Yes, because in the American court system you are presumed innocent until proven guilty.
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#9
DeathtoGnomes
Beertintedgoggles, post: 4021108, member: 20160"
Yes, because in the American court system you are presumed innocent until proven guilty.
thats a myth.
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#10
TheGuruStud
DeathtoGnomes, post: 4021457, member: 151150"
thats a myth.
Unless you're wealthy, but then you can never be guilty, anyway. Murrica!
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#11
DeathtoGnomes
TheGuruStud, post: 4022227, member: 42692"
Unless you're wealthy, but then you can never be guilty, anyway. Murrica!
in our politics its guilty until proven innocent, most media networks agree with this. Bandwagons and all.
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#12
Beertintedgoggles
DeathtoGnomes, post: 4021457, member: 151150"
thats a myth.
I served on a jury last week. We took our civic duty very seriously and I think you'd be very surprised at the responsibility of your fellow citizens.
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#13
Bones
R-T-B, post: 4020696, member: 41983"
Rambus, Intel, and Micron Executives duke it out in a battle to the death. The prize? 3D X-Point.

Put it on Primetime, would watch.
This sounds like an episode of "Celebrity Deathmatch".
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#14
DeathtoGnomes
Beertintedgoggles, post: 4022636, member: 20160"
I served on a jury last week. We took our civic duty very seriously and I think you'd be very surprised at the responsibility of your fellow citizens.
yes yes yes all fine and dandy, but in media and politics....
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