US Trade Commission Opens NVIDIA Patent Infringement Investigation

By Published December 25, 2014 at 12:00 am

Samsung and nVidia have been embroiled in a tit-for-tat legal battle for the better part of 2014, with Samsung opening a counter-suit against nVidia for patent violation. NVidia originally targeted Samsung and Qualcomm for alleged implementation of nVidia-patented GPU technology in mobile devices, demanding that Samsung devices be removed from circulation in the United States. In a counter-suit, Samsung levied its own patents against the GPU giant, making similar demands on trade restrictions.

Among other complaints, Samsung's original counter-suit alleged that nVidia infringed upon technical patents detailing cache control.

The US International Trade Commission just recently announced that it will move forward with an investigation into nVidia's operations. A similar result is expected from the ITC regarding Samsung (stemming from nVidia's own lawsuit against the company).

Nothing will come of this for years yet, but we'd anticipate a settlement of sorts long before any public resolution.

- Steve "Lelldorianx" Burke.

Last modified on January 02, 2015 at 12:00 am
Steve Burke

Steve started GamersNexus back when it was just a cool name, and now it's grown into an expansive website with an overwhelming amount of features. He recalls his first difficult decision with GN's direction: "I didn't know whether or not I wanted 'Gamers' to have a possessive apostrophe -- I mean, grammatically it should, but I didn't like it in the name. It was ugly. I also had people who were typing apostrophes into the address bar - sigh. It made sense to just leave it as 'Gamers.'"

First world problems, Steve. First world problems.

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