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Some Intel CPUs are banned in Germany following patent dispute

The latest Raptor Lake and Meteor Lake chips are unaffected by the ban
What just happened? A court in Germany has issued an injunction against certain Intel processors in the country following a patent dispute against another US-based firm. In a case that could have far-reaching consequences for Intel's European business, a regional court in Dusseldorf ruled that many of Team Blue's older processor lineups infringe on a European patent held by a California-based company called R2 Semiconductor.