Nvidia Makes A Countersuit Against Intel

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Nvidia Makes A Countersuit Against Intel

Last month, Intel filed suit against Nvidia claiming licensing breaches.  At the time, Nvidia made only verbal responses.  Now it seems they have seen fit to make a legal response as well.  Nvidia has issued an official press release saying they have filed a countersuit seeking to end Intel's license on their patent portfolio as well.  In this release, Nvidia has made public not only the terms and documentation of their own suit, but that of the original Intel suit as well.

NVIDIA Corporation today announced that it has filed a countersuit in the Court of Chancery in the State of Delaware against Intel Corporation for breach of contract. The action also seeks to terminate Intel's license to NVIDIA's valuable patent portfolio.

NVIDIA's countersuit was brought in response to a filing by Intel last month in the Delaware court, alleging that the four-year-old chipset license agreement does not extend to Intel's future generation CPUs with "integrated" memory controllers, such as its Nehalem processor.

"NVIDIA did not initiate this legal dispute," said Jen-Hsun Huang, president and CEO of NVIDIA. "But we must defend ourselves and the rights we negotiated for when we provided Intel access to our valuable patents. Intel's actions are intended to block us from making use of the very license rights that they agreed to provide."

NVIDIA entered into the disputed agreement in 2004 to bring platform innovations to Intel CPU- based systems. In return, Intel took a license to NVIDIA's rich portfolio of 3D, GPU, and other computing patents. NVIDIA had been attempting for more than a year to resolve the disagreement with Intel in a fair and reasonable manner.

To read Intel's initial filing, go to:
www.nvidia.com/object/io_1238021549708.html

To read NVIDIA's response and counterclaim, go to:
www.nvidia.com/object/io_1238021621363.html

This action is only surprising perhaps in how long it took to occur.  What will Intel do, now that the the patent portfolio license that they had challenged Nvidia for so long to obtain is in danger?

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06-04-2009, 10:11:10

PeterStoba
Nice little update moogle, one question, I like the P clips, but how are they attached? Screw? That would be tricky in some locations

06-04-2009, 10:13:43

moogle

Nice little update moogle, one question, I like the P clips, but how are they attached? Screw? That would be tricky in some locations



Cheers Peter. Yep they are attached by screw, the mobo tray has alot of spare threaded holes and I've bought a packet of socket head cap screws and if I need more holes to hold the cables down where I've routed them I'll either use the pack of cable tie bases or I'll drill a few more holes and tap them to use more screws :)

07-04-2009, 10:27:47

moogle
Bigger picture update this time...


Lots of lovely braid and heatshrink

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GPU Block + Ram backplate, just forgot to take a picture of the backplate but you can find out what it looks like :)

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Going to have the Blue on the CPU + NB loop and Green on the GPU loop (not suprising eh) :D

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These are here to replace the 2 x 92mm fans at the back...

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The fans for the rads. Two more on order for the roof of the case, everything nice and Scythey.
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Done my final two orders but a few bits are out of stock :(
I shall have to wait but I suppose that'll give me time to get the measurements/drawings for the custom bits.

07-04-2009, 11:21:32

PeterStoba
I'm eager to see the outcome now, it's weird that this is on every forum I visit :P I get mixed up reading things 3 times and then realising I've already ready it :P

07-04-2009, 16:44:07

Brooksie
Looking forward for it all being built together :)

07-04-2009, 22:40:11

maxw
You've got some very very nice parts there :)

One question; where did you get the P-clips from? and what material are they?

Thanks,
Max

07-04-2009, 23:14:35

moogle

You've got some very very nice parts there :)

One question; where did you get the P-clips from? and what material are they?

Thanks,
Max



Thanks Max,

These ones are Nylon 6.4mm (1/4") ones and I got them off eBay :)

08-04-2009, 10:23:59

maxw
Thanks, found them now :)

Good luck with the build, I'll be watching it all the way!

12-04-2009, 12:17:46

themcman1








Where's this stuff from? I've been looking at sleeving for ages but seem to be getting nowhere. :)

12-04-2009, 12:30:26

moogle

Where's this stuff from? I've been looking at sleeving for ages but seem to be getting nowhere. :)



Mines a mixture from alot of shops :D

I got some from ChilledPC, KustomPC and some from eBay.
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