VIA Technologies, Inc, announced it has taken legal action against Apple Inc., filing a complaint with the United States International Trade Commission (ITC) and the US District Court of Delaware for patent infringement by Apple's iPhone, iPad, iPod, Apple TV product
lines, and associated software.
"VIA has built up an extensive IP portfolio consisting of over 5,000 patents
as a result of significant investments in world class technology research
and development," commented Wenchi Chen, CEO, VIA Technologies, Inc. "We are
determined to protect our interests and the interests of our stockholders
when our patents are infringed upon."
The patents at issue cover microprocessor functionality featured in Apple
iPhone, iPad, iPod, and Apple TV devices, namely:
- US Patent No. 6253312, Method and apparatus for double operand load
- US Patent Nos. 6253311 & 6754810, Instruction set for bi-directional
conversion and transfer of integer and floating point data.