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Nvidia Corp. on Monday reportedly held a meeting with its Taiwan-based partners and assured them that the ongoing litigation between it and Rambus will not affect graphics card or mainboard businesses of the suppliers. The company again denied it had infringed any of Rambus’ patents.

Nvidia reportedly said it cooperate with the International Trade Commission of the U.S. and noted that the legal dispute would continue for the next year or even year and a half, reports VR-Zone web-site. The company believes it had not violated any laws and has not infringed patents of Rambus. As a result, Nvidia claimed that it was legal for its manufacturing partners to produce and sell graphics cards and mainboards utilizing GeForce and nForce chips in any part of the world.

The complaint by Rambus seeks an exclusion order barring the importation, sale for importation, or sale after importation of products that infringe nine Rambus patents from the Ware and Barth families of patents. The accused products include Nvidia products that incorporate DDR, DDR2, DDR3, LPDDR, GDDR, GDDR2, and GDDR3 memory controllers, including GeForce graphics processors and nForce chipsets.

Since Rambus believes that it invented all the modern DRAM technologies, it seeks royalty payments not only from memory makers, but also from those, who develop memory controllers and sells them as part of their products. Since the vast majority of computing and communication devices utilize a type of DRAM memory, Rambus may theoretically sue virtually all companies involved into electronics businesses who do not have a cross-licensing agreement with Rambus.

The complaint names Nvidia as a proposed respondent, as well as companies whose products incorporate accused Nvidia products and are imported into the United States.

Tags: Nvidia, Rambus, Geforce, Nforce

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