Nvidia, Others Sued Over Processor Patents

Law360, New York (April 7, 2011, 3:48 PM EDT) -- Canadian patent-licensing company Mosaid Technologies Inc. sued Nvidia Corp., Freescale Semiconductor Inc. and Interphase Corp. on Thursday in Texas for allegedly infringing patents related to power management techniques and microprocessor architecture.

In a complaint filed in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas, Mosaid claimed that the three companies all produced products, such as graphics and application processors, microcontrollers and system-on-chip devices, that infringed on at least one of the seven asserted patents.

The microcomponents products targeted by Mosaid are typically used in...
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