The mud fight has started. Two months ago Nvidia filed lawsuits against Samsung and Qualcomm alleging that they’ve used Nvidias patented GPU technology without proper compensation to them. Samsung now filed a lawsuit against Nvidia. Included in the filing is a false advertising claim against NVIDIA. It alleges that their statement that the SHIELD tablet, with its Tegra K1 processor, has “the world’s fastest mobile processor” Samsung deems that to be false and misleading and finds that enough ground to sue Nvidia.
Samsung alleges that its Exynos 5433 processor is faster on a couple benchmarks. Over at the Nvidia blog they write this;
We aren’t yet ready to respond formally to Samsung’s lawsuit. But we can’t hold back on their false contention that Samsung’s Galaxy Note 4 outperforms the SHIELD tablet. Here are some benchmarks that show the extent to which the SHIELD tablet outperforms Samsung’s device. We ran both products in a standard “out of box” configuration with publicly available software.
It’s unfortunate that Samsung sued Velocity. This isn’t Velocity’s fight. But Samsung is just trying to keep its lawsuit in Virginia, which has a faster time to trial than most jurisdictions in the United States. It can be a dangerous strategy for one of the largest companies on the planet to decide to sue one of the smallest companies in all of Virginia. Samsung’s action does not change our analysis, or our determination.
Our patent lawsuit in the ITC is moving forward and remains a far more serious problem for them.