I think Intel could be subjected to loads of problems from various organization (monopoly and so on) if they take this too far. Lets take an example so you get my point: "Company X" invents a thing and gives loads of companies access to this technology so that this particular technology becomes the standard (which would be much harder or impossible if they kept it for them self in the first time). When it becomes the norm on the market "Company X" starts to revoke the access/licenses so they can get the whole cake. Fair? I just used this as an example to explain my point and its not completely accurate to the story about Intel vs AMD.