OPTi Inc. (OTCBB:OPTI) announced that it had filed a patent infringement lawsuit on January 16, 2007 in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Texas against Apple Inc. (“Apple”) for infringement of three U.S. patents. The three patents at issue in the lawsuit are U.S. Patent No. 5,710,906, U.S. Patent No. 5,813,036 and U.S. Patent No. 6,405,291, all entitled Predictive Snooping of Cache Memory for Master-Initiated Accesses.
The complaint alleges that Apple has infringed the patents by making, selling, and offering for sale desktop and portable computers and servers incorporating Predictive Snooping. OPTi has requested a jury trial in this matter.
The lawsuit against Apple is a continuing part of the Company’s strategy for pursuing its patent infringement claims relating to its Predictive Snooping technology.