NVIDIA & Samsung Multiple Patent Lawsuits Reach Conclusion

By Published May 03, 2016 at 12:53 pm

NVidia's fiercely aggressive move to disallow Samsung's US smartphone sales was met with a return volley from Samsung, ultimately invalidating one of nVidia's patents. The two silicon megaliths have maintained ongoing battles in a number of courts; today marks a point of closure, as nVidia and Samsung have mutually agreed upon settlement of their respective actions.

The official nVidia statement indicates that “the agreement will leads to the immediate dismissal of all pending IP litigation in US district courts, the US ITC and the USPTO between the companies.” NVidia further specifies that the settlement will initialize licensing agreements between the two companies, wherein each will grant license to “a small number of patents” to the other. NVidia notes that “no broad cross-licensing of patents or other compensation” will be included within the settlement. Neither company appears to have been awarded a pay-out through this settlement.

The battle has been ongoing since 2015 – though that seems relatively short, in “lawsuit years” – and almost seemed mutually ridiculous from the start.

Samsung and nVidia have fully resolved the lawsuits and will not release further information than what we've posted herein.

- Steve “Lelldorianx” Burke.

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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