Nvidia has approached the court, in an attempt to file a patent infringement lawsuit against Samsung and Qualcomm over the grpahic processors (GPUs) used in the handsets, especially in Samsung’s popular Galaxy series. The lawsuit has challenged the graphic processor including Qualcomm Adreno, ARM Mali and Imagination PowerVR processors.
Nvidia has filed its patent infrigement complaints with both the US International Trade Commisssion (ITC) and the US District Court in Delaware. The company wants the ITC to block shipments of the Samsung Galaxy smartphones and tablets utilizing the aforementioned GPU architectures. Additionally, the GPU maker also insists the Delaware court to award it damages for the patent infringement. Since 1993, Nvidia has spent over $9 billion in research and development and states that its IP strategy is to earn a return for its investment by patent licensing. However, its negotiations with Samsung hit the rock.
With Samsung, NVIDIA’s licensing team negotiated directly with Samsung on a patent portfolio license. We had several meetings where we demonstrated how our patents apply to all of their mobile devices and to all the graphics architectures they use.
We made no progress. Samsung repeatedly said that this was mostly their suppliers’ problem.
Nvidia has invested over $9 billion in developing their graphics technology in its history of 21 years, in which it has never filled a lawsuit. Microsoft had also filed a lawsuit against Samsung, over the payment as royalty for patents held by Microsoft, which was pulled back, after both agreed to settle the issue.Nvidia files patent lawsuit against Samsung and Qualcommhttp://www.gadgetcluster.com/2014/09/nvidia-files-patent-lawsuit-against-samsung-and-qualcomm/http://i0.wp.com/www.gadgetcluster.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/09/snapdragon-Copy.jpg?fit=300%2C168http://i0.wp.com/www.gadgetcluster.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/09/snapdragon-Copy.jpg?resize=150%2C150 MOBILE