SGI Files Suit Against ATI

SAN JOSE, Calif. &#151 SGI, better known as Silicon Graphics Inc., has filed a patent infringement lawsuit against ATI Technologies Inc.

The suit, filed in the U.S. District Court in the Western District of Wisconsin, asserts that products in ATI's line of Radeon graphics processors infringe U.S. Patent No. 6,650,327. The complaint seeks unspecified damages and a court ordered injunction against future infringement by ATI.

"The Company's technology covered by the '327 patent is an important resource in achieving enhanced graphics processing demanded by today's computer systems," said Dennis McKenna, CEO of graphics workstation maker SGI, in a statement. "SGI has licensed this technology to ATI's major competitors and, as I have previously been stating publicly, SGI intends to aggressively protect and enforce its IP. This is the first visible step in that process."

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