Samsung and Nvidia settle GPU patent dispute

Samsung and Nvidia have just released a joint statement confirming that they have settled their GPU-related patent dispute. The settlement was announced shortly before the US International Trade Commission in Washington was due to announce its final decision in a case that Samsung had filed against Nvidia, it previously won a ruling in which Nvidia was ruled to be infringing on Samsung patents for methods related to chip manufacturing.

The settlement helps Nvidia avoid a possible ban on imports of its graphics chips in the United States which Samsung would have had every right to push for if the ruling today was made in its favor, and that was quite likely to happen. The companies said in the joint statement that each company will license a “small number of patents” to the other but there will be no broad cross-licensing of patents or other compensation being paid as part of this settlement.


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