Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 7th Jul 2011 20:41 UTC, submitted by sawboss
3D News, GL, DirectX More patent news? Sorry, but for some reason, there's a spike in patent, trademark, and related news this week - not entirely unsurprising considering it's earnings season. HTC, currently under attack from Apple and a recent signer of Microsoft patent agreement regarding Android, has bought S3 Graphics... For the patents. Patents Apple has already been found infringing upon.
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VIA & HTC
by geleto on Fri 8th Jul 2011 07:41 UTC
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2005-07-06

It's not a full sale - WTI(the old owner) sill owns 50% of VIA, HTC - the other 50%.
HTC's Chairwoman Cher Wang is a major shareholder in WTI and her husband is VIA's CEO Wen Chi Chen. So practically they are mostly moving money around, allowing both companies to share their patent portfolios.

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