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Apr. 11, 2023

NEWSMAX: Patent Chief Gives Big Tech Special Treatment by Drew Johnson

Just before the new year, U.S. Patent and Trademark Office Director Kathi Vidal weighed in on one of the most contentious intellectual property disputes in recent memory — and put her thumb on the scale in favor of Big Tech.

Her ruling concerns an ongoing battle between the tech giant Intel and VLSI Technology. In 2021, VLSI won a jury verdict against Intel after the latter was found to have violated two of the smaller firm’s computer chip patents.

Intel is fighting this judgment, as one might expect. But Vidal seems to have decided to help it out.

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