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Employees allegedly stole 100,000+ documents to give to NVIDIA

Sources: Scribd, ArsTechnica





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RE: Interesting.
By Topweasel on 1/16/2013 2:08:16 PM , Rating: 5
It would be much larger issue then Apple v. Samsung. Apple is accusing Samsung of using their public idea's and designs to design something similar and just is a normal patent and trademark issue. This is corporate espionage, and even if Nvidia had no idea this was happening, if any of this information was used in creating its current offerings it could be devastating. Immediate shut down in production, huge settlement, scrapping of devices in development, and probably AMD oversight on future production.

All of this can happen in a Apple v. Samsung type case but its much harder because being like is a lot different then dealing then built an designed on proprietary information and trade secrets. It's why Pepsi immediately called the FBI when someone offered them the Coke recipe.


RE: Interesting.
By chrnochime on 1/16/2013 5:16:55 PM , Rating: 2
Sounds like this isn't going to turn out well for Nvidia even in the best case scenario.


RE: Interesting.
By kingmotley on 1/16/2013 5:28:39 PM , Rating: 5
quote:
All of this can happen in a Apple v. Samsung type case but its much harder because being like is a lot different then dealing then built an designed on proprietary information and trade secrets.


This sentence made my head hurt. I'm trying to figure out what kind of encryption was used on it.


RE: Interesting.
By Trisped on 1/17/2013 6:05:27 PM , Rating: 2
quote:
All of this can happen in a Apple v. Samsung type case but its much harder because being like is a lot different then dealing then built an designed on proprietary information and trade secrets.
Should read:
All of this can happen in a Apple v. Samsung type case, but it is much harder because "being like" is a lot different "then built and designed on proprietary information and trade secrets".

The author is saying that there are similarities between the Apple vs Samsung case and the potential (suit does not yet name nVidia) AMD vs nVidia case, but that the AMD vs nVidia case will most likely be much more extreme.

Apple's case against Samsung boils down to "their product looks like ours". These cosmetic infringements can are usually easy to remove.

If AMD sues nVidia, then the case would become "Their product is built on our technology". If AMD wins on these issues then nVidia might be required to:
- Forfeit a % of the revenue from the infringing products to AMD.
- Stop selling the infringing products.
- Redesign any products being developed which would infringe.


RE: Interesting.
By Bateluer on 1/17/2013 11:26:28 PM , Rating: 2
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If AMD sues nVidia, then the case would become "Their product is built on our technology". If AMD wins on these issues then nVidia might be required to:[/quote]

If AMD's tech shows up in Nvidia's future products, the case could expand to that, I imagine.


RE: Interesting.
By Captain Orgazmo on 1/16/2013 5:38:34 PM , Rating: 2
Just about any job for an engineering or tech company these days makes you sign a contract that makes you liable for any theft if IP, and states that any invention you come up with while working for the company belongs to them. This idiot is gonna lose his shirt! NVIDIA will probably lose some money too, but the biggest losers by far will be greedy Feldstein and his 3 moronic pawns. (I'm sure NVIDIA knew what was going on, and I'm pretty sure they aren't stupid enough to use anything from AMD directly in their products... but you never know).


RE: Interesting.
By Samus on 1/16/2013 10:06:15 PM , Rating: 3
Indeed. I just read the scrib'd; I'm no lawyer, but it appears nVidia is screwed. There is a mound of evidence showing IP was leaked, and it won't be hard for engineers to determine if this IP made it into Kepler, etc.


RE: Interesting.
By bug77 on 1/17/2013 4:23:45 AM , Rating: 2
Well, you didn't pay any attention when you read: those guys were working in the consoles branch.


RE: Interesting.
By Trisped on 1/17/2013 6:14:51 PM , Rating: 2
quote:
Desai and Kociuk conspired with each other to misappropriate AMD's confidential, proprietary, and/or trade secret information; and/or to intentionally access AMD's protected computers, without authorization and/or in a way that exceeded their authorized access .
The article does not state what department Manoo Desai, Nicolas Kociuk, and Richard Hagen where in.

Even if they were in the consoles branch it does not mean they did not get access to sensitive data which would be of value when creating a GPU.


RE: Interesting.
By chick0n on 1/16/2013 10:45:33 PM , Rating: 2
stop talking when u cant even use the word "than/then" properly ...


RE: Interesting.
By BillyBatson on 1/16/2013 11:25:54 PM , Rating: 1
Is he writing the article for DT or just posting as an average guy? Deal with grammar mistakes.


RE: Interesting.
By maugrimtr on 1/17/2013 8:39:08 AM , Rating: 2
You stop talking until you learn to spell properly first...


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