NXP Slams Marvell With Patent Suit Over Xbox Wireless Chip

Law360, Los Angeles (January 22, 2015, 9:13 PM EST) -- Semiconductor maker NXP BV hit Marvell Semiconductor Inc. with a patent infringement suit in California federal court Wednesday, claiming its rival infringed four patents related to wireless communication chips used in Microsoft Corp.'s latest Xbox video game system.

The lawsuit alleges that Marvell and its parent company violated NXP's intellectual property when they sold near-field communication chips for Microsoft's Xbox One console, which has sold more than 24 million units. NXP says it co-invented the short-range radio communication technology.

Netherlands-based NXP is one of the world's leading semiconductor makers. It says it is the world's leading supplier of near-field communication chips,...

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