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Fortress Wins First Round in Apple-Intel Antitrust-Patent Fight

July 8, 2020, 2:30 PM

U.S. District Judge Edward Chen in San Francisco allows Apple and Intel to revise and refile antitrust complaint alleging that Softbank’s Fortress Investment Group is backing a network of small companies that drive up the cost of technological innovation by filing a myriad of meritless lawsuits to protect vast portfolios of “weak” patents.

  • Chen’s order is sealed from public view
  • Related: Fortress Gets U.S. Backing in Apple Patent ‘Puppeteering’ Suit
  • The case is Intel Corp. v. Fortress Investment Group LLC, 19-cv-7651, U.S. District Court, Northern District of California (San Francisco)

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