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Samsung devices under investigation by US ITC after Nvidia’s patent infringement claim

Nvidia recently filed a complaint against Samsung alleging that the South Korean manufacturer violated some of Nvidia’s GPU-related patents in devices using both Qualcomm’s Snapdragon and Samsung’s Exynos processors. Now, the U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC) has voted to go ahead and begin investigating Samsung devices for infringement. Infringing devices will be banned from being imported into the US, with Nvidia focusing on the Galaxy Note Edge, Galaxy Note 4, Galaxy S5, Galaxy Note 4, and the Galaxy S4.

Nvidia is also targeting a few tablets, including the Galaxy Tab S, Galaxy Note Pro, and Galaxy Tab 2. All of these devices either use Samsung’s Exynos processors, or Qualcomm’s Snapdragon S4, 400, 600, 800, 801, and 805 chipsets, making the complaint rather broad, one that might spell trouble for Samsung, especially if newly launched devices like the Galaxy Note 4 are deemed guilty of infringement. However, the proceedings will likely take long to come to any conclusions, so Samsung might not have to worry just yet.

“We are pleased with the ITC decision today to open an investigation and look forward to presenting our case on how NVIDIA GPU patents are being used without a license,” said David Shannon, executive vice president and chief administrative officer at Nvidia, in a statement.

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doremon0710
doremon0710

oh my…this is terrible….I just pre-ordered the Galaxy Note 4 on T-mobile USA. Hope this will not affect my order. I will receive this brand new phone next week if everything goes well.

webergti
webergti

What about the rest of the phones do they get a law suit to or they did pay the patent fee because it looks like nvidia is not samsung but qualcomm who has Infringing the patent in case to be guilty if so LG G Vista Snapdragon 400 processor LG G Pad 7.0 LTE Snapdragon 400 processor LG G3 Vigor Snapdragon 400 processor ZTE ZMAX Snapdragon 400 processor ASUS Zenwatch Snapdragon 400 processor New Moto G by Motorola Snapdragon 400 processor Nokia Lumia 830 Snapdragon 400 processor Samsung Gear S Snapdragon 400 processor LG G Watch R Snapdragon 400 processor… Read more »

webergti
webergti

ASUS USE 2 800 1 400 TOTAL OF 3 LG USE 1 801 3 800 4 600 5 400 TOTAL OF 13 KYOCERA 1 400 SHARP 1 400 HTC 5 801 3 600 5 400 TOTAL OF 13 LEVONO 1 400 NOKIA 4 800 2 400 TOTAL OF 6 MOTOROLA 1 801 3 400 TOTAL 4 SONY 5 801 4 800 2 400 TOTAL 11 ZTE 1 800 3 400 TOTAL 4 SAMSUNG 2 805 2 801 8 800 3 600 5 400 TOTAL 20 AMAZON 1 805 3 800 1 600 TOTAL 5 BALCKBERRY 1 801 VERTU 1 801… Read more »

harryisme
harryisme

This is Bull, Samsung have nothing to do with Qualcomm’s GPU design, if they have an issue with the SoC, then they should go after the chip designer not the company that buys the chips from them. As for Exynos, Samsung licensed the GPU’s portion like the Mali or PowerVR, they don’t make their own, so any tech that might infringe on Nvidia Tech’s should be upto the party that the license the hardware design from not Samsung. Also it’s not like every single phone manufacturer doesn’t already use the snapdragon or a have a GPU in their smartphone, Why… Read more »

radyab1297
radyab1297

totally agreed

nilangait
nilangait

Well said

ironbat
ironbat

this is exactly what i wanted to say. you are absolutely right. hope they will get paid for their doings.

s82562
s82562

Yet another gold digger. Et tu Nvidia? This is cheap.

ericarenee
ericarenee

What if it were your Patent and you Ask for a small Licenses fee from the company and they told you to go Away. Then would be be Cheap..

You should just let it play out and See who is right or wrong on this. Its not Like N vidia to toss lawsuits around with no basis. But It seems Infringing on or Boarder line doing so is Apple and Samsung way of Doing day to day Business . I Will wait before i make Judgement of either Company.

ironbat
ironbat

Look down the comments and you will read what we all wanted to say to you. then make your judgement