Friday April 17, 2015

More Developments In NVIDIA's Patent Dispute With Samsung

NVIDIA's case in the ITC is scheduled for hearing in late June 2015, and we got a positive sign earlier this month in a pretrial decision آ– known as a Markman ruling آ– in which the presiding judge ruled in favor of NVIDIA’s preferred construction of nearly all of the disputed language in our claims. Two things have happened in recent days that are worth being aware of.

First, we have now countersued Samsung in the U.S. District Court in Virginia, citing four graphics patents beyond the seven cited in the ITC and Delaware cases. (The four patents are described in our latest filing here.) These newly asserted patents in our countersuit are scheduled to be decided at the same time as Samsung’s case against us.

And, second, U.S. District Judge Robert E. Payne has set a date of Jan. 11, 2016, for the trial to begin in Virginia. This will focus on Samsung’s asserted six patents against NVIDIA, and two patents against our customer Velocity Micro, as well as on our four patents asserted against Samsung.

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