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.
So let me get this straight... They suing Apple,Sony AND NINTENDO!? GOOD EFFIN LUCK
lol, so true.
I hate these patent sharks. Soon I'm going to get sued for carrying out natural bodily functions.
Well Immersion won against Nintendo, Sony and Microsoft. Nintendo and Microsoft payed the fee off, sony decided to fight it, hence the reason rumble was late in the PS3.
It depends on what natural body functions you are talking about. The releasing of gas is patent pending by Microsoft....something to do with project natal and interacting in a 3-dimensional environment. Holding yourself to firmly while urinating will get you in trouble with Nintendo....Wii controls belong to them. And of course Sony owns all living in the 4 dimensional environment.
yeah, they got guts.
People would be freaking out, saying see, thats why I hate them, but when it is the other guys, oh I hate these patent sharks, blah blah blah.
ROFL, bubbles to you man.
just be sure this is what u want. lol
ok im on it just be sure this is what u want. lol Epic reply. Bubbles.
And why they noticed this NOW??? 8 YEARS LATER?? LOL
Because the more money they have made off the offending product then the more money in damages they can ask for. So if they went after them a year after the PS2 launch they wouldn't of got anything in comparison to what they could get now.
. unless the original design is updated.
"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" So...they are suing over electron flow? HA! This will be settled out of court within the week!
UMA (or unified memory architecture) and what they call "shared memory" just describes how one memory bank can be used by the CPU and the GPU. This exists since forever. UMA was basically invented when Silicon Graphics started their graphics workstation business. The PC uses this kind of thing to "grab" system memory for its integrated graphics chip sets, but way back in 1984 the Amiga used this in its "Chip" memory implementation, where gpu (well, the blitter) shared system mem with the CPU. The trick is, that the GPU uses "hard cycles" to access the mem, because pixels must be read with a very critical frequency to generate a stable video signal. The trick is, the mem must be shared, the way how GPU and CPU access this memory is defined (e.g. some use buffers on the CPU side, some simply use synchronous signal interleaving, etc - but the GPU always has priority). So, I assume, these guys claim the method these devices implement the bus sharing between CPU and GPU violates their patent. Its ridiculous. This is in every 360 (UMA design) and in every shared memory using GPU in the PC world - maybe no exactly the way they describe their patent, but still.
haha, like I said...the flow of electrons, loL!!!
why is it that the companies who are the plaintiffs in these types of legal actions are businesses nobody has ever heard of? and why do they wait so long? i'm with the guy writing the article.......sounds like a "moneygrab" attempt.
I place a bet, this company is a POB company started solely for the purpose of the lawsuit (which we will never be able to prove).
"The story goes onto say that the patents were originally held by a company called “Alliance Semiconductor Corp”, which then sold the patent rights Apple, Sony and Nintendo allegedly infringed upon to Shared Memory Graphics in 2005. The lawsuit was filed late last week." YOUUUU LOOOOOOSE. They won't win. Those companies have the right to use it.
It's just worded weirdly, what they're saying is the patent was sold to Shared Memory, after Apple, Sony, and Nintendo infringed on them. I'll try to make it clearer. "which then sold the patent rights (that) Apple, Sony and Nintendo allegedly infringed upon(,) to Shared Memory Graphics in 2005." But I agree with the article, I sounds like a huge money grab attempt that will most likely fall through.
stupid small companies like these can go to hell...if you think about this is one of many reasons why gaming is so damn expensive. Sony Micro. Apple all have to pay high priced lawyers and then the same companies turn around and flip the bill on us (consumers) to pay it off by buying their products at such a high price.
this is getting crazy with all these money chasers. i wonder though, doesnt sony nintendo etc know what has been patented? it happens way to often i know some ppl just try for a reach and see what they can get but damn if they (sony etc) just did a little research maybe it wouldnt happen as often.
"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"
Idiots. They'll never win.
again!? *looks at Ronald McDonald* Ronald: ba ba ba baba gumgum99: I'm not loving this..
only Sony doesn't have the extra change to defend themselves. If they settlew they'll go bankrupt for sure.
Their ZUNE HD plays XBL games COMEON!!!......XD Oh well someone's going to get their A$$ served to them on a plate (Hint: It's not Sony Apple or Nintendo) Interesting though how these three are put together when mentioning hand helds...yes Apple don't officially have a "hand held" gaming console....hmmmm =P
BS, why they always Hit video game companies?
I can't even think of any technologies that the iPhone, psp, and ds have in common, other than screens.
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