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VIA sues Apple over Microprocessor Patents

Taiwan’s Via Technologies has sued Apple over Microprocessor Patents

Via Technologies Inc., Taiwan’s semiconductor maker has sued Apple Inc., Currently the world’s biggest technology company by value, for allegedly infringing three US patents for the microprocessors used in mobile phones and tablet computers.

The Taipei based semiconductor maker called for a jury trial and even an order to prohibit Cupertino, California-based Apple from selling products which are reported to be containing the invention in the US. The complaint was filed on 21st of September in the federal court in Wilmington, Delaware.

According to Via, as they have reported in the complaint, the issue generally concerns the microprocessors included in a variety of electronic products such as certain smartphones, tablet computers, portable media players and other computing devices.

Till now Apple has not commented anything about the issue. Apple has already captured the tablet market and this year their sales may reach to 63 million units according to Gartner Inc., a research firm.


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Pallab Jyotee Hazarika, 2011-09-24 (Update: 2012-05-26)