In recent news, the United States International Trade Commission has dismissed the S3 Graphics lawsuit, a company which is to be acquired by the Taiwanese giant, HTC. S3 accused Apple of infringing on its patents. Initially Apple Inc was found guilty of the infringement as it utilized several “DXT” image formats on their computers. On Sept 15th AMD and subsidiaries ATI Tech ULC and ATI Int. SRL filed motions to get involved and halt the investigation based on the claim that AMD currently owns the patents at hand and doesn’t want them included in the investigation. In addition, and subsequently, Apple filed a motion to terminate the investigation and the commission decided to extend the completion date to November 21st.
“Having examined the record of this investigation, including the ALJ’s final ID and the submissions of the parties and non-parties, the Commission has determined to reverse the ALJ’s finding of a violation of section 337 and find no violation,” Holbein said.