We Plan to Use the Damages From the Apple Suit to Fund Our Predictive Trolling Patent
Opti really has managed to turn an obscure patent into quite a little business model, hasn’t it? After squeezing $10 million out of Nvidia (not to mention quarterly royalty payments of $750,000) for infringing its patents on “Predictive Snooping of Cache Memory for Master-Initiated Accesses,” Opti turned around and filed suit against Apple (AAPL) for the same thing. And now a U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas has found in its favor and ordered Cupertino to pay $21.7 million in damages and prejudgment interest.
With its litigation against Apple nearly resolved, Opti can now focus attention on Advanced Micro Devices (AMD), which the company has also sued for infringing its Predictive Snooping IP. That case heads to trial in February 2010.
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