While in the past the headlines would be about Samsung versus Apple in a patent dispute legal battle, things are changing as it now seems to focus on Samsung versus NVIDIA. You might recall that earlier this year NVIDIA filed a lawsuit against Samsung claiming patent infringements, but then Samsung sued them back claiming falsified benchmarks of NVIDIA’s Tegra K1 chipset.
The ITC was expected to get involved and look into Samsung but now it looks like the tables have turned because according to reports, Samsung themselves have filed a complaint with the US ITC and are requesting that the body block the importation of NVIDIA’s GeForce and Tegra chipsets into the US market.
Samsung is claiming that NVIDIA has not only falsified their claims about the performance of the Tegra K1 chipset, which outperformed Samsung’s Exynos chipset, but they are also claiming patent infringement. If you might recall, Samsung’s lawsuit has also extended to OEMs who have built and sold GPUs based on NVIDIA’s designs.
Of course it remains to be seen if the ITC will rule in Samsung’s favor and end up blocking NVIDIA’s products and products based on NVIDIA’s technology from being imported and sold in the US, so until then we’ll just have to keep our eyes peeled for more information.