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AMD accused of patent violation

Discussion in 'Serious' started by mikeuk2004, 17 Nov 2006.

  1. mikeuk2004

    mikeuk2004 What you Looking at Fool!

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    http://www.reghardware.co.uk/2006/11/17/opti_sues_amd/
     
  2. Cthippo

    Cthippo Can't mod my way out of a paper bag

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    Is it just me or does it seem that there are too many companies that create nothing and exist only to collect money for past work which they purchased. IP law needs a major overhaul :sigh:
     
  3. offroadracer789

    offroadracer789 What's a Dremel?

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    Personally i like how the companies seem to be fully aware of what is happening, yet they wait until later to "enforce" their rights to copyrights that are incredibly vague.

    This company and all the ones like it are trash. Hopefully the case is thrown out.
     
  4. mikeuk2004

    mikeuk2004 What you Looking at Fool!

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    If they do something before hand they might not get any money or much money, wait until AMD built thousands of chips then say hey cough up and quids in :)

    Great way of making alot of money from big companies that think they can use and do what they want :)
     
  5. Colonel Sanders

    Colonel Sanders Minimodder

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    Agreed, take a look at http://www.opti.com I'll bet that page was slapped together in under 5 minutes- there are no links to anything.

    L J
     
  6. speedfreek

    speedfreek What's a Dremel?

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    Shut up you, after I patent the letter "e" you willl all owe me. :naughty:
     
  7. M4RTIN

    M4RTIN What's a Dremel?

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    what the hell do opti even do :confused: and surely accessing cache is something every processor has done for years
     
  8. Krikkit

    Krikkit All glory to the hypnotoad! Super Moderator

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    It's the particular way it does it that's the problem - Opti managed to patent a particular method, which AMD (and previously Intel) have either accidentally or purposefully incorporated into their chips...
     
  9. Cabe

    Cabe What's a Dremel?

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    I agree with cthippo as well

    I believe that to be able to enforce a patent it must impact sales, IE you must be making chips that use the technology to enforce your patent.
     
  10. DougEdey

    DougEdey I pwn all your storage

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    If AMD can prove that they came to their hardware level through pure R&D (i.e. start with nothing goto finished product without using any work relating to Optis patent) shouldn't they be fine?
     
  11. Cthippo

    Cthippo Can't mod my way out of a paper bag

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  12. samkiller42

    samkiller42 For i AM Cheesecake!!

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    I dont see Processor or cache in that sentance, however 'CHIPSET' does, this makes me confused :D

    Sam
     
  13. Breach

    Breach Modding in Exile

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    Yeah these nothing companies are all bull. Just come out of nowhere with a vauge patent and sue everyone and their sink. Disgustingly enough there really are companies out there whos business model is just buying patents and sueing other companies.

    I hope AMD crushes them like an empty beer can.
     

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