This article is more than 1 year old
Rambus growls at Nvidia
Rottweiler off the leash again
Graphics behemoth Nvidia warns in its quarterly SEC form 10Q filing that it has been advised by Rambus it may be in breach of patents.
Nvidia's SEC filing says: "We have been advised by Rambus Inc. that it believes our products infringe certain patents owned by Rambus and requesting that we agree to certain licensing terms, including royalty payments. We believe the Rambus patents are invalid, not infringed and unenforceable.
"Although we currently are having discussions with Rambus regarding potential business alternatives to Rambus' proposed licensing terms, we cannot guarantee that we will be able to reach a satisfactory agreement with Rambus. If we are unable to do so, Rambus may sue us for patent infringement at any time."
Nvidia has in the past been subject to patent infringement suits with SGI and S3, both of which were settled and resulted in cross-licenses and, in the case of SGI, compensation payments too. Nvidia still has ongoing patent action against it from 3dfx.
It seems we're rapidly getting to the point that the list of high-tech companies not being sued by Rambus is shorter than the list of those that are. ®
Yet more legal matters
Rambus-Infineon legal spat delayed
Rambus derides Intel chipset
Rambus CEO surprises world+dog
We are Borg, er, Rambus
Rambus dropped Hyundai case to avoid tough judge
Intel slams Rambus toll collecting tactics
There is no 'F' in Rambus
Rambus piles pressure on Infineon
Rambus asks feds to stop Hyundai
Rambus takes aim at AMD and Transmeta
Rambus, Intel, Dramurai reach end game
Naughty Dramurai back DDR to hilt
Rambus threatens non-compliant Dramurai