Rambus Wins Patent Suit Against Nvidia

Chip designer Rambus has won a patent infringement lawsuit against chip maker Nvidia and other companies on Monday.

Rambus had accused a number of companies, including Hewlett-Packard and Asus, of infringing patents held by the company.

The US International Trade Commission (ITC) declared that the companies had infringed on patents held by Rambus and ordered a ban on imports of the products that used Rambus' technology.

Nvidia has announced that it will be appealing against the ITC ruling and has said that its customers will not be affected by the ruling.

In an e-mailed statement to news agency Reuters, Nvidia spokesperson Hector Marinez, said: “We intend to take advantage of the mandatory European Commission License that is available. This will allow us and our partners to continue our business under the terms of that license and prevent the enforcement of any exclusion order.”

Rambus said that it was pleased with the ITC ruling and said that it would continue to fight against those who use its technology without proper license.

Thomas Lavelle, senior vice president and general counsel at Rambus, said: "The ITC's decision is another demonstration of the value of our continued commitment to innovation."