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Hijack ?

On Fri, 18 Jul 1997 12:45:41 CDT, Larry Vaden said:
> Actually, I think it might have been federal judge Paul Brown, Internet
> Texoma's landlord here in Sherman, TX who ruled that 286, 386 and 486
> didn't belong to Intel.

Actually, I believe the ruling said that Intel could not use a numeric as
a *trademark*.  The problem was that Intel called their chip the '486',
and clone makers called *theirs* the 486.  Intell tried to call 'Foul',
the judge said "no dice". Intel called their next chip the Pentium, which
*was* trademarkable, and thus clone chip makers couldnt call theirs a
Pentium unless Intel authorized them.
				Valdis Kletnieks
				Computer Systems Senior Engineer
				Virginia Tech

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