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Nvidia and Rambus bury the hatchet on patents

Firms settle patent dispute
Wed Feb 08 2012, 14:51

CHIP FIRMS Nvidia and Rambus have closed down a patent argument and signed a licensing agreement.

The two firms have been wrestling with the patent dispute for four years now, and today serial litigator Rambus said it had managed to get Nividia to toe its line.

"This is an important license agreement as it settles our differences and allows us to move forward with Nvidia, the leader in visual and parallel computing," said Harold Hughes, president and CEO of Rambus.

"Looking forward, we have the opportunity to focus on developing innovative solutions in concert with our licensees to help bring compelling, innovative products to market."

The agreement covers innovations patented by Rambus and used in Nvidia's chip designs. The deal lasts for five years, which is almost as long as they had argued about the technology.

All outstanding claims have been settled according to the firms, however financial details are not forthcoming. µ


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