Intel Corporation Processor Litigation
Young v. Intel Corporation
United States District Court for the Northern District of California, San Jose Division
Case No. 5:18-cv-00633
Kintz, et al. v. Intel Corporation
United States District Court for the District of Oregon
Case No. 3:18-cv-00211
Keller Rohrback, L.L.P. filed lawsuits in California and Oregon against Intel Corporation for a security defect in its x86-64x Central Processing Units (CPUs) that was utilized in most desktop, laptop computers, and servers in the United States manufactured since at least 2008. This CPU defect exposes consumers to security vulnerabilities by allowing potential access to extremely sensitive kernel and program data.
While “patches” against these vulnerabilities (known as Meltdown and Spectre CPU security flaws) have been issued, the fixes have been found to significantly slow CPU processing times—as much as up to 30 percent slower. “Consumers are not getting what they paid for,” said David Copley, a partner at Keller Rohrback L.L.P. What’s more, Intel Corporation continues to generate profits by selling computers that it not only knows are defective, but that will also not perform as advertised once the patch to cure the security vulnerabilities has been added.
Plaintiffs allege that they and other class members suffered a loss of money or property as a result of Defendant’s conduct in designing, manufacturing, distributing, and selling defective CPUs. Plaintiffs also allege that Intel has failed to remedy this harm and has earned and continues to earn substantial profit from selling defective CPUs.
Keller Rohrback is also currently investigating similar allegations and defects in CPUs designed and manufactured by Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. (AMD).
Status of Cases
Keller Rohrback’s Complaints were filed in United States District Court in the Northern District California on January 29, 2018 in the and District of Oregon on January 31, 2018.