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Man sues 92 companies over chip patent

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Thu Nov 29 2007, 16:22

NINETY TWO firms have received a writ from a man called Jerry Harthcock, who alleges they have all infringed a patent he filed.

Harthcock claims he registered patent number 6,347,368 called " Microcomputing Device for Exchanging Data while Executing an Application" in 2002.

All MIPS RISC cores include an element that infringes his patents, and the defendants all manufacture, use or sell products that so infringes this patent he claims.

Look, are you ready for the list yet?

MIPS TECHNOLOGIES, INC ; ADIMOS, INC ADVANCED MICRO DEVICES, INC AEROFLEX INCORPORA1ED AGILENT TECHNOLOGIES, INC ARROW ELECTRONICS INC ASUS COMPUTER INTERNATIONAL ATHEROS COl\11\1UNlCATIONS, INC. AVNET, INC BEST BUY CO , INC BROADCOM CORPORATION CANON USA, INC CAVIUMNETWORKS, INC CHARTERED SEMICONDUCTOR MANUFACTURING

INCORPORATED CIRCUIT CITY STORES, INC CIRRUS LOGIC, INC CISCO SYSTEMS, INC CONEXANT, INC CORELIS, INC DENSO INTERNATIONAL AMERICA, INC DOLBY LABORATORIES, INC ENIROPIC COMMUNICATIONS, INC EPSON AMERICA, INC ESS TECHNOLOGY, INC FANGTEK, INC FUJIFILMUSA, INC FUnTSU AMERICA, INC GAMESTOP, INC GENESIS MICROCHIP (DELAWARE) INC GENESYS LOGIC MAERICA, INC GREEN HILLS SOFTWARE, INC HEWLETT-P ACKARD COMPANY HUGHES NETWORK SYSTEMS, LLC IKANOS COMMUNICATIONS, INC INFINEON TECHNOLOGIES

NORTH AMERICA CORP INTEGRATED DEVICE TECHNOLOGY, INC INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION INTRINSITY, INC NC AMERICAS CORP. KAWASAKI MICROELECTRONICS AMERICA, INC KOLORIFIC, INC LAUTERBACH, INC LSI CORPORATION MACRAIGOR SYSTEMS, LLC MAGNIJM SEMIC01'IDUCTOR, INC. MARVELL SEMICONDUCTOR, INC MENTOR GRAPIllCS CORPORATION MICROCHIP TECHNOLOGY INCORPORATED MICRONAS USA, INC MICROSOFT CORPORATION MERCURY COMPUTER SYSTEMS, INC NEC ELECTRONICS AMERICA, INC NXP SEMICONDUCTORS USA, INC OPULAN TECHNOLOGIES USA CORP PENTAX OF AMERICA, INC PIONEER ELECTRONICS (USA) INC PIXELWORKS, INC PMC-SIERRA, INC QUARTICS, INC QUICKLOGIC CORPORATION RAYTIIEON COMPANY RAZA MICROELECTRONICS, INC REAL COMMUNICATIONS, INC SCIENTIFIC-ATLANTA, INC SEARS HOLDINGS, LLC SHARP ELECTRONICS CORPORATION SICORTEX, INC SILICON Th.1AGE, INC. SONIC SOLUTIONS SONY CORPORATION OF AJ'vIERICA SRS LABS, INC STMICROELECTRONICS, INC STREAM PROCESSORS, INC TARGET CORPORATION TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED TIMESYS CORPORATION TOSHIBA AMERICA, INC TOYS 'R' US-DELAWARE, INC TRIDENT MICROSYSTEMS, INC TSMC NORTH AMERICA TZERO TECHNOLOGIES INC UMC GROUP (USA) VIOSOFT CORPORATION VIRAGE LOGIC CORPORATION VIXS SYSTEMS INC WAL-MART STORES, INC WIND RIVER SYSTEMS, INC; WNTEGRA,WIPRO INC, YOKOGAWA CORPORATION OF AMERICA; and ZORAN CORPORATION.

Sheesh! µ

 

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