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Nvidia Files Patent Complaints

Nvidia Files Patent Complaints

Nvidia Files Patent Complaints

NVIDIA Files Complaints Against Samsung And Qualcomm 

 

Complaints Filed in ITC, District Court Focus on GPU Technology Patents for Mobile Processors Used in Samsung Galaxy Phones and Tablets

 

NVIDIA today announced that it has filed complaints against Samsung and Qualcomm at theInternational Trade Commission and in the U.S. District Court in Delaware, alleging that the companies are both infringing NVIDIA GPU patents covering technology including programmable shading, unified shaders and multithreaded parallel processing.

 

Nvidia Files Patent Complaints

 

The identified Samsung products include the Galaxy Note Edge, Galaxy Note 4, Galaxy S5, Galaxy Note 3 and Galaxy S4 mobile phones; and the Galaxy Tab S, Galaxy Note Pro and Galaxy Tab 2 computer tablets. Most of these devices incorporate Qualcomm mobile processors -- including the Snapdragon S4, 400, 600, 800, 801 and 805. Others are powered by Samsung Exynos mobile chips, which incorporate ARM's Mali and Imagination Technologies' PowerVR GPU cores.

NVIDIA co-founder and CEO Jen-Hsun Huang said: "As the world leader in visual computing, NVIDIA has invented technologies that are vital to mobile computing. We have the richest portfolio of computer graphics IP in the world, with 7,000 patents granted and pending, produced by the industry's best graphics engineers and backed by more than $9 billion in R&D.

"Our patented GPU inventions provide significant value to mobile devices. Samsung and Qualcomm have chosen to use these in their products without a license from us. We are asking the courts to determine infringement of NVIDIA's GPU patents by all graphics architectures used in Samsung's mobile products and to establish their licensing value."

A pioneer in computer graphics, NVIDIA invented the GPU. The graphics processing unit enables computers to generate and display images. It brings to life the beautiful graphics that shape how people enjoy their mobile devices and is fundamental to the rise of mobile computing. NVIDIA GPUs are some of the most complex processors ever created, requiring over a thousand engineering-years to create and containing more than 7 billion transistors.

 

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06-09-2014, 07:50:04

Asen
When you create something you are allowed to prptect what you have created. nVidia doesn't say that Samsung and Qualcomm can't you use the patents, but they must have payed, it just isn't fair when you invent something and someone else uses it without giving you meritorious reward.Quote

06-09-2014, 09:55:54

Silver Sparrow
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Originally Posted by Asen View Post
When you create something you are allowed to prptect what you have created. nVidia doesn't say that Samsung and Qualcomm can't you use the patents, but they must have payed, it just isn't fair when you invent something and someone else uses it without giving you meritorious reward.
The IP they use is licensed from ARM or PowerVR... basically they didn't independently design it so why nVidia aren't going after the actual designers (especially ARM) is rather suspicious.

And to say nVidia owns the 'GPU' is to say whoever came up with the 'integrated circuit' owns all modern computer electronics. Stupid 'pending or no' patent is stupid Quote

06-09-2014, 11:03:10

Asen
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Originally Posted by Silver Sparrow View Post
The IP they use is licensed from ARM or PowerVR... basically they didn't independently design it so why nVidia aren't going after the actual designers (especially ARM) is rather suspicious.

And to say nVidia owns the 'GPU' is to say whoever came up with the 'integrated circuit' owns all modern computer electronics. Stupid 'pending or no' patent is stupid
It didn't say that nVidia owns all GPUs, it just say that nVidia owns some very important patents, because they invented them, and it is wright to ask money for something you invented. It would be better if you made it free for everyone, but we all know that you won't make any money this way.Quote

06-09-2014, 12:41:58

Thelosouvlakia
Didn't Nvidia want to bring out smartphones at some point in time?Quote

06-09-2014, 14:03:19

Silver Sparrow
By going after (predominantly) Samsung mobile products it does seem nVidia wants a monopoly on smartphones/tablets in the US market. Would the K1 operate a bit too hot for a smartphone?

I really do hate all the stupid patent trolling occurring in recent years. Quote
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