Forget about that dull, boring stuff about the negotiations between the Federal Trademark Commission and Intel Corporation’s so-called anticompetitive practices. It’s dog eat dog out there — what do these G-men want from a guy?
No, much more interesting, and plus, yeah, there’s a little in the way of crushing every little person, place or thing that gets in one’s corporate way, is that case of which everyone’s keeping such close track — the Intel Corp. vs. Americas News Intel Publishing trademark litigation, right? Of course right.
So then you know that on May 18th the defendant in that case, represented by your blogger, filed its motion to dismiss Intel Corporation’s amended complaint. Then they came back with… with… this. And here’s the defendant’s brief, and hopefully sweet (to the judge), riposte.
UPDATE: Motion denied: “[T]he Court cannot, at this stage in the litigation, determine with certainty how ANIP is using the term ‘intel'” (June 23, 2010).
UPDATE WITH PREJUDICE (Nov. 23, 2010): Intel throws in the towel, rather out of nowhere — dismissing its own complaint.
Or maybe not so much out of nowhere. This was filed right before its discovery responses were due (which was this coming Monday).
“He who fights and runs away lives to fight some other day.” Intel will find some other poor sucker to pick on. Our turned out to be not so “poor,” at least in the legal department. And he’s obviously no sucker — this was on the house! Thanks and congratulations to my very able pro bono co-counsel Colby Springer.