Nvidia and Intellectual Ventures Snag 500 Wireless Patents
Nvidia and Intellectual ventures have together purchased a collection of 500 wireless technology patents from IPWireless. The patents cover LTE, LTE-Advanced, and 3G/4G technologies. The two companies split ownership of the patents, with Nvidia licensing the rights to those patents that it did not acquire. Despite the sale, IPWireless retains on-going, royalty-free access to the patents. Terms of the acquisition, which closed on April 30, were not disclosed.
Samsung Countersues Nvidia Over Chip Patents
Samsung has file a lawsuit against Nvidia in response to one that Nvidia filed against Samsung in September. Samsung says Nvidia is violating several of its patents pertaining to semiconductors.
Google Makes LTE Patents Available Through Via Licensing
Via Licensing today said that Google has added its LTE patents to its broader pool of LTE patents. Via Licensing collects wireless patents from a broad range of companies with the intent of licensing them at fair and reasonable rates.
Nvidia and Samsung Strike Patent Deal, Drop Lawsuits
Nvidia today said it has settled its patent-related litigation with Samsung. The company first sued Samsung in 2014 over smartphone patents and was later sued in turn by Samsung.
ITC Says Nvidia Infringed Samsung Patents
A judge at the U.S. International Trade Commission found Nvidia guilty of infringing three patents owned by Samsung.