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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