Digital Co. Takes On Apple In Memory Patent Suit

Law360, New York (January 18, 2007, 12:00 AM EST) -- A California-based digital entertainment company has hit Apple Inc. with a lawsuit for allegedly infringing three of its predictive snooping patents, which it has a history of asserting against technology companies.

Opti Inc., based in Palo Alto, lodged the suit Tuesday in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas, alleging that Cupertino, Calif.-based Apple has violated its patents by making and selling desktops, portable computers and servers that use the snooping technology.

The patents, entitled “predictive snooping of cache memory for master-initiated accesses,”...
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