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[TomsHardware] Apple Ordered to Pay $21.7 Million in Patent Suit

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Apple has been ordered to pay Opti Inc. a total of $21.7 million in damages following a patent infringement suit.

If this rings any bells it's because Opti actually sued Apple successfully earlier this year. Ars Technica reports that, in a lawsuit filed in 2007, OPTi alleged Apple had infringed upon its patent covering "predictive snooping of cache memory for master-initiated accesses."
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For apple I guess that's peanuts.
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Hooray for patent sitting!
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And this is what for Apple... A big amount of money? I highly doubt that.
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It's principle. Patent camping FTL. Nobody likes camping in FPS's, so why do they do it with patents IRL?
Nobody likes rotten apples, either.
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post #6 of 20
eh, 21.7 mil is small peanuts.
    
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post #7 of 20
Well they only have to sell a few more computers to make up that loss.

kidding kidding...
post #8 of 20
21.7 million is a lot of money. It's no small matter. Just because it doesn't cause Apple to go bankrupty doesn't mean it doesn't hurt and could lead to some cut backs.
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What's good for the Goose...

funny I only remeber Opti for the old days of 16 bit sound cards.
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21.7 million is a lot of money. It's no small matter. Just because it doesn't cause Apple to go bankrupty doesn't mean it doesn't hurt and could lead to some cut backs.
Not to Apple, not at all.

As ridiculous as patent sitting is, if someone has to be negatively affected by it, I'm glad it's Apple
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