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Intel faces $2.18B fine in patent infringement case

Intel headquarters

Intel called the fine "outrageous."

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A Texas court ruled on Tuesday that the chipmaker infringed on two patents owned by VLSI Technology LLC.

During the trial, Intel argued that paying VLSI, a company that counts the lawsuit as its only revenue stream, was "outrageous" and amounted to a tax on "the true innovators," according to Bloomberg.

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