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Intel, John McAfee settle lawsuits over antivirus pioneer's name

John McAfee, the creator of eponymous antivirus computer software, has settled a lawsuit against Intel Corp (INTC.O) over his right to use his name on other projects after the chipmaker bought his former company.

U.S. District Judge Paul Oetken in Manhattan dismissed McAfee's September 2016 lawsuit and a countersuit by Intel on Wednesday, five days after a settlement agreement was signed.

McAfee said he sued after Intel warned him that using his name, including by renaming his digital gaming and cybersecurity company MGT Capital Investments Inc (MGTI.PK) as "John McAfee Global Technologies Inc," would infringe its trademarks.

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