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ITC To Weigh Blocking Samsung Phones After Nvidia Suit

Law360, Los Angeles (October 7, 2014, 5:41 PM EDT) -- The U.S. International Trade Commission on Monday said it is launching a probe into Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd. and Qualcomm Inc.’s possible infringement of a series of Nvidia Corp. patents for graphics processing units, or GPU, which could lead to import bans of Samsung Galaxy smartphones and tablets.

The ITC said the investigation is based on graphics chipmaker Nvidia’s complaint last month, alleging Samsung’s phones and tablets contain graphics chips made by either Samsung or Qualcomm, which violate seven of its patents. The agency said the...
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