S3 Graphics also sues Apple

Posted on Monday, September 26 2011 @ 22:10 CEST by Thomas De Maesschalck
Last week VIA sued Apple and now TC Mag reports S3 Graphics also launched patent infringement cases against Apple. One complaint is with the US ITC and another one in a court in Delaware.
Both new cases mention the same two patents which are claimed to have been violated by Apple with its iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch mobile devices, as well as Mac desktops and notebooks.

The patents in question are:

- No. 5,945,997 entitled "block- and band-oriented traversal in three-dimensional triangle rendering"

- No. 5,581,279 entitled "VGA controller circuitry"

As 'usual', the ITC complaint asks for a US import ban on infringing Apple products, while the Delaware case focuses on monetary damages.

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