Newport Beach, California-based firm, Shared Memory Graphics LLC, is taking out the big guns and going after three of the top tech makers in the industry, namely Apple, Nintendo and Sony, alleging that these companies have infringed on their patent rights.
The infringed patents are reportedly to be "two [patents] that describe ways in which microprocessors fine-tune graphics by balancing the flow of data from various sources," explained WSJ Online.
In fact, it is even said that the patents originally belonged to one Alliance Semiconductor Corporation, who later on sold the patents to Shared Memory.
The lawsuit is going against the three companies for the supposed use of the patented graphic accelerator systems on the DS, PSP, PS2 and iPhone/ iPod Touch.
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