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SGI Files Patent Infringement Lawsuit Against ATI

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  1. malware New Member

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    SGI announced yesterday that it has filed a patent infringement lawsuit against ATI Technologies Inc. in U.S. District Court – Western District of Wisconsin. In its Complaint filed yesterday, SGI asserts that products in ATI's line of Radeon graphics processors infringe U.S. Patent No. 6,650,327. The Complaint seeks unspecified damages and a Court Ordered injunction against future infringement by ATI. "The Company's technology covered by the '327 patent is an important resource in achieving enhanced graphics processing demanded by today's computer systems," said Dennis McKenna, CEO of SGI. "SGI has licensed this technology to ATI's major competitors and, as I have previously been stating publicly, SGI intends to aggressively protect and enforce its IP. This is the first visible step in that process."

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    lol, sgi is trying to get some money back after declaring bankrupt.
     
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    Read the patent for a good laugh about anyone using things such as 16 bit fog, etc.... So Sis is in violation as well. So is every graphics chip maker that has ever made a chip capable of 16 bit rendering in some way, as well as the game maker for not using 24 bit or other.
     
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    oh good god, will this shit ever end. by the time every is done suing everyone else. they'll all be right back to where they started.
     
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    Well keep in mind what Nvidia did to 3dfx one reason I will never buy nvidia cards greedy whores.
     
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    Just to pose another rediculous legal scenario... Since YOU the USER were USING an "illegal" product (illegal use of intellectual property as representing in patent xyz), then YOU the user are a felon to the crime.

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    I thought that made you an accessory? :wtf:
     
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    No one seems to give ATI (AMD) a break :(

    Time to get my old resume back old again.
     
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    Who bought SGI?
     
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    SGI declared bankruptcy because of the Intel itanium.
     
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    I think Fark put it best:

    SGI has no customers left, but the new business model involves suing everyone on the planet that uses a frame buffer.
     
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