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[AI] In ITC reversal, Apple found not to infringe HTC's S3 patents

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The US International Trade Commission has dismissed the first complaint by graphics firm S3 against Apple, stating that "no violation" was shown and that its investigation into the complaint against Macs has been terminated.

The finding, reported by FOSS Patents blogger Florian Mueller, overturns a July ruling by ITC judge James Gildea, which determined that none of the S3 patents were relevant to Apple's iOS products, but that Mac OS X did infringe upon of one of the four S3 patents involved in the complaint. That patent involved a image compression technique.

Judge Gildea noted at the time that Macs using Nvidia graphics have an implied license to use the patent. His ruling required a six member ITC committee to uphold his decision in order for any action to be taken, including the potential of blocking of imports of affected Macs into the US.

Instead, the committee found no infringements by Apple at all, a clear setback for S3. The decision was likely influenced by AMD, which filed a motion in September to intervene and terminate the investigation on the basis that it, not S3, actually owned rights to the patent.

http://www.appleinsider.com/articles/11/11/21/in_itc_reversal_apple_found_not_to_infringe_htcs_s3_patents.html
 
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Court battles have nothing to do with "Technology and Science News".
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Court battles have nothing to do with "Technology and Science News".

In a perfect world, technology and science would have nothing to do with court battles either.
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Solely for the sake of AMD I am glad for this.
 
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I bet some peoples' Swedish bank accounts grew in size recently.
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