California Court Dismisses “Hotly Pursued” License Claim, Intel Turns Back to Texas

April 8, 2024

Intel has been trying to litigate whether an earlier license agreement with Finjan, Inc. provides a defense in the multidistrict campaign of VLSI Technology LLC against it. Last week, Northern District of California Judge Beth Labson Freeman ruled that a forum selection clause in that license agreement requires any claim be brought in Delaware, the court dismissing the lone remaining license claim for forum non conveniens rather than transferring it to the District of Delaware. Also last week, Intel filed a motion to amend its answer, defenses, and counterclaims in the Western District of Texas to add the license defense there.

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