Expiry of x86-64 patents

By: Groo (charlie.delete@this.semiaccurate.com), April 20, 2019 6:29 am
Room: Moderated Discussions
anyone (any-dont.delete@this.me.com) on April 20, 2019 7:11 am wrote:
> AMD didn't patent the x86-64 instruction set, but there are x86-related patents. x86 patents
> are not on the instruction set, which may be copyrighted for the specific mnemonics and
> names used for various features, but for implementation techniques. Unfortunately, patents
> are often overly broad or obvious, so even a clean reverse engineering attempt may fall
> afoul of many circuit implementation or even software emulation technique patents.
>
> Transmeta was the last successful non-licensee to battle Intel over x86 patents
> because Transmeta had built up a powerful defensive patent portfolio.
>
> See: https://jolt.law.harvard.edu/digest/intel-and-the-x86-architecture-a-legal-perspective

Based on what I have researched, mainly talking to some key people involved, I don't think Transmeta would have prevailed in the next round of legal battles that were about to be filed. Not sure I can say more but the fight was not completed.

-Charlie
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