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If there was one guy called "Intel" then sure, you'd expect some sensible, rational behaviour out of them... but that's not how corporations work.
"Intel" is thousands of different middle-managers, lawyers, policies, conference calls, filing systems, etc... Just finding out which internal department thinks they're in charge of that IP would be an endless task, and just when you find out, some general-manager would re-structure the internal business, playing musical chairs with the people that should be responsible. Then even if you do find someone who thinks they're responsible for it, you've got to convince them to actually rock the boat and stick their neck out for you, which involves them informing the people around them about this seemingly insignificant piece of property that they apparently own, and then convincing the rest of the business that it's critical for the business to sell that property as soon as possible, and that doing so is the best option, and that the countless hours of legal paperwork is indeed worth it, all while [url="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Parkinson%27s_Law_of_Triviality"]bikeshedding[/url] profusely. Also, when an organisation gets big enough, it becomes impossible to tell the difference between disorganisation, incompetence and malice, which means that by sheer fact that it will be a disorganised process, it will give the impression that other's are working against you, or doing their best efforts to derail themselves... Suddenly it's not easy to be sensible.
I like his explanation better lol
Essentially Hodgman is right, its like one hand doesn't know what the other is doing.
Maybe the right hand to contact would be the one that was in charge of the aquisition of the company at the start? That department should at least be able to direct you to the right decidors.
Also while responsibility tends to dillute in larger companies there usually are borders (large branches where you at least know you're in the right branch), you could bypass those people and directly contact the top of the branch which sounds very normal for an aquisition request anyway no?
I'd Find that true, instead of going through the hassle of all of intel why not contact the top? its 2012 , and i think that Intel has realy forgoten about Project Offset, wouldnt it now be a good time to ask them or do something at the least?