The University of Wisconsin-Madison’s research arm has sued computer chip maker Intel Corp., claiming the company violated the university’s patents in making the popular Core 2 Duo processor.

The federal lawsuit, filed last week, alleges that researchers at the university created technology used in the processor to increase its speed and efficiency, and Intel should have obtained a licensing agreement to use the technology.

The Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation (WARF), a private, nonprofit patent-management organization that supports research and controls the university’s patents, filed the lawsuit. It claims...

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