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Samsung, Nvidia Trade Patent Blows

A patent battle is brewing as Samsung has launched a petition against Nvidia.

The company is asking the U.S. International Trade Commission to block any sales of graphics processors made by the Santa Clara, California-based company. Samsung is claiming patent infringements by Nvidia.

And, in a twist, Nvidia made similar complaints known pertaining to Samsung a few months ago.

The Trade Commission, late last week, reported it has received a letter from Samsung “requesting that the Commission conduct an investigation… regarding Certain Graphics Processing Chips….”

Earlier this fall, in September, Nvidia asked the ITC to block shipments of Samsung Galaxy mobile phones and tablets containing Qualcomm’s Adreno, ARM’s Mali, or Imagination’s PowerVR graphics architectures, reported PC Mag.

Both Samsung and Nvidia are denying the others’ allegations, Daily Digest News reported.

The dispute isn’t that much different than regular patent battles are is not likely to see a resolution in the near future. In the interim, the ITC isn’t expected to order either company to cease selling their products.

This isn’t the only war between the two companies.

Earlier this month, Reuters reports, Samsung filed a lawsuit against Nvidia seeking damages for deliberate infringement of several technical patents, including a few that govern the way semiconductors buffer and use data.

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