According to a new report, Nintendo, Sony, and Apple are being targeted in a new patent infringement lawsuit, claiming that the three company’s used two patented graphic accelerator systems for the DS, PSP, PS2, and iPhone/iPod Touch.
Shared Memory Graphics LLC is the company behind the lawsuit, saying that the three tech giants infringed on “two patents [that] describe ways in which microprocessors fine-tune graphics by balancing the flow of data from various sources,” according to a report from the Dow Jones NewsWire.
The story goes onto say that the patents were originally held by a company called “Alliance Semiconductor Corp”, which then sold the patent rights that Apple, Sony and Nintendo allegedly infringed upon to Shared Memory Graphics in 2005. The lawsuit was filed late last week.
Having not seen any of the litigation in question, this seems like a money grab by the plantiff. We’ve seen a ton of those style of lawsuits recently against popular tech products, and most of the lawsuits have been without merit. Of course, we’ll have to wait for more information to come out to see if this is the case in this particular instance.