- Title: Intel's fight against EU antitrust to drag on after court ruling
- Date: 6th September 2017
- Summary: LUXEMBOURG, LUXEMBOURG (FILE - JANUARY 26, 2017) (REUTERS) EXTERIOR OF THE EUROPEAN COURT OF JUSTICE (ECJ) WOMAN ENTERING ECJ BUILDING ECJ SIGN ON WINDOW EU MEMBER STATES' FLAGS IN ECJ HALLWAY SIGN READING (French): "Court of Justice of the European Union"
- Embargoed: 20th September 2017 11:40
- Keywords: European Court of Justice ECJ U.S. chipmaker Intel appeal antitrust fine
- Location: LUXEMBOURG, LUXEMBOURG
- City: LUXEMBOURG, LUXEMBOURG
- Country: Luxembourg
- Topics: Crime/Law/Justice,Judicial Process/Court Cases/Court Decisions
- Reuters ID: LVA0016XGKJLZ
- Aspect Ratio: 16:9
- Story Text:U.S. chipmaker Intel's decade-long fight against a 1.06-billion-euro EU antitrust fine is set to drag on after Europe's top judges told a lower court on Wednesday (September 6, 2017) to re-examine the case.
In what could be seen as an encouraging sign for the company, the judges said the lower court, known as the General Court, should focus on Intel's arguments that its rebates to customers were not anti-competitive.
The ruling by the Court of Justice of the European Union (ECJ) may force the European Commission to re-examine its tough line and economic approach in other antitrust cases such as against Qualcomm and Alphabet unit Google.
The General Court in its 2014 ruling upheld the European Commission's 2009 decision but last year a court adviser recommended backing Intel's arguments.
The Commission charged Intel in 2007 and then in 2009 handed down the fine, a record at the time, reasoning that Intel had tried to block rival Advanced Micro Devices by giving rebates to PC makers Dell, Hewlett-Packard Co, NEC and Lenovo for buying most of their computer chips from Intel.
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