US Prisoner sues Intel for $5 billion over Core 2 Duo design

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Matthew Robert Young, a man who is a “State prisoner confined in the Oregon Department of Corrections, Snake River Correctional Institution” (basically, he’s in jail), has brought a suit against Intel; claiming that he told Steve Jobs about the virtualisation technology, which Jobs then passed it on to Intel.

Young is also claiming that he is being “unlawfully held and restrained of his liberty and freedom in the Snake River Correctional Institution”. That matter is being brought up in a separate civil action.

In the 27-page court filing, he claims that “If anyone in the world today can come before this Court, at an evidentiary hearing, and present to this Court a creditable challenge… which are known as the [Core-2 Duo Micro Processor, and Virtual Technology], allegedly invented by Intel Corporation, then the pro se plaintiff agrees to be HELD liable for the Ten Thousand Dollar [$10,000.00] civil fine fees.”

He also says that he can prove his claim with a live demonstration before the court, saying that he “is the only person in the world at present who knows how to make both the [Core-2 Duo micro processor, and the Virtual Technology] work.

The story is, according to Young, is that he sent Jobs schematics and designs for a “Hacker proof, Virus proof Computer with Multiphase Microprocessors”, which he called it Lancelot, and was hoping to have Apple buy them outright for $250 million, or help develop and market the design.

But, that didn’t happen, and his suit claims that Apple then gave the plans to Intel, noting, “It remains however a fact that Mr. Steve Jobs, Defrauded Intel Corporation, by not totally Disclosing to, and Informing Intel Corporation just where exactly he got it, and from whom he actually did get the Designs and Schematics for the Dual-Core/ Core-2 Duo Microprocessor, and Virtual Technology."

Young then sent that in 2006, he sent a letter to Intel; effectively telling them to pay up 70 percent of their “Gross Profit” and he will tell them how to make it like he designed it to do, or he will just give it to AMD for “next to nothing”. He also demanded a meeting under his conditions.

Intel responded:

We have received the materials you provided to us in connection with the above referenced matter. After consideration and review of the submitted documents, Intel has determined not to pursue this matter.

To prove Intel’s liability, the case cites a biblical verse from “the supreme law of the LORD GOD OF HOST” – taken from Romans Chapter 3, verses 19 and 20:

v. 19 Now we know that what things so ever the law saith, it saith to them who are under the law: that every mouth may be stopped and all the world may become guilty before God.

v. 20 Therefore by the deeds of the law there shall no flesh be justified in His sight: for by the law is the knowledge of sin.

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