Another challenger appears: Chipmaker VIA suing Apple for patent infringement


Seems like Apple’s lawyers are busy these days, what with all the patent suits and injuctions and whatnot with Samsung, HTC and Motorola. Well, now you can  add Taiwanese chipmaker VIA Technologies to that list too, as they recently filed suit against Apple for allegedly infringing on its patents with their i-series of devices. The complaint says that Apple infringe on three patents that “generally provides efficient loading of data in the microprocessors and efficient conversion and transfer of data in the microprocessors.” VIA wants the courts to ban Apple from making or importing the infringing products and award damages to them. How this affects the ongoing dynamics of the patent wars is uncertain, but one thing is for sure – Apple’s lawyers sure are happy.

Source: PC Mag