Thursday, September 22, 2011

__insert your company name here__ sues (sued by) Apple for patent infringement

The design for Apple's proposed new headquarters building will be a circular, spaceship-like
structure surrounding a courtyard with an internal diameter of one-third mile

At least lawyers seem to be doing well these days.The list of companies that are suing, or being sued by, Apple for patent infringement continues to grow. Soon, it should be long enough to circle the new headquarters structure that Apple is planning to build on the former HP campus in Cupertino, CA. 

Today, Taiwanese processor manufacturer VIA Technologies joined the litigants, announcing they were suing Apple for infringement of:

The patents at issue cover microprocessor functionality featured in Apple iPhone, iPad, iPod, and Apple TV devices, namely:
  • US Patent No. 6253312, Method and apparatus for double operand load,
  • US Patent Nos. 6253311 and 6754810, Instruction set for bi-directional conversion and transfer of integer and floating point data.

According to a press release from VIA: "VIA has built up an extensive IP portfolio consisting of over 5,000 patents as a result of significant investments in world class technology research and development," commented Wenchi Chen, CEO, VIA Technologies, Inc. "We are determined to protect our interests and the interests of our stockholders when our patents are infringed upon." 

VIA Technologies joins a list that includes:
We have probably missed someone, so drop us an email and we'll add it to the list. Next up... the list of companies that are being sued BY Apple.

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