S3 Graphics targets Apple with two more lawsuits

Published: 26th Sep 2011, 11:23 GMT

S3 Graphics targets Apple with two more lawsuits | News | TechConnect Magazine
After keeping its cool for 16 months, still-VIA subsidiary (and future HTC unit) S3 Graphics has fired off two more legal punches towards Apple by filing complaints with the US ITC (International Trade Commission) and with a court in Delaware.

Both new cases mention the same two patents which are claimed to have been violated by Apple with its iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch mobile devices, as well as Mac desktops and notebooks.

The patents in question are:

  • No. 5,945,997 entitled “block- and band-oriented traversal in three-dimensional triangle rendering”
  • No. 5,581,279 entitled “VGA controller circuitry”

As ‘usual’, the ITC complaint asks for a US import ban on infringing Apple products, while the Delaware case focuses on monetary damages.

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