Apple, Intel file antitrust case towards SoftBank-backed agency over patent practices

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SAN FRANCISCO (Information) – Apple Inc and Intel Corp on Wednesday filed an antitrust lawsuit towards Softbank Group Corp-owned Fortress Funding Group, alleging the agency stockpiled patents to carry up expertise firms with lawsuits.

The swimsuit follows an earlier case filed by Intel towards Fortress in October. Intel withdrew that swimsuit and on Wednesday filed a brand new model within the U.S. District Court docket for the Northern District of California with Apple additionally becoming a member of as a plaintiff.

Reporting by Stephen Nellis; Modifying by Sandra Maler