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- Dec 30, 2010
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It looks like Samsung will have to go to court again to keep several of their devices (including the Galaxy Note 4) from a US sales ban. The surprising thing is that it isn't Apple they will be squaring off against this time... it's NVIDIA. The U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC) voted recently to investigate NVIDIA's claims of patent infringement by both Samsung and Qualcomm. This is the same lawsuit we touched on in a previous story, here.
NVIDIA's legal complaint lists several of Samsung's Exynos processors, and various Qualcomm CPUs, which include the Snapdragon S4, 400, 600, 800, 801 and 805. These chipsets are supposedly violating several NVIDIA GPU patents. NVIDIA is requesting the ITC ban a number of Samsung devices, including the recently launched Galaxy Note Edge and Galaxy Note 4. The Galaxy S5, Galaxy Note 3, Galaxy S4, Galaxy Tab S, Galaxy Note Pro and Galaxy Tab 2 are also named in the suit.
NVIDIA Executive vice president and chief administrative officer, David Shannon, said, "“We are pleased with the ITC decision today to open an investigation and look forward to presenting our case on how NVIDIA GPU patents are being used without a license."
What do you think of this new legal brouhaha brewing?