Galaxy Note 4 may be banned from US sales along with other Samsung phones
Samsung is definitely not having its best couple of quarters when it comes to its economics, but we wish this was the only drama the Korean giant faces right now. We’ve seen the continuous patent lawsuits that the company has lost against Apple, and we also know this is not the only lawsuit Samsung faces. NVIDIA is another company that’s currently battling Samsung over patents, and some recent developments might complicate things even more.
NVIDIA has recently announced that the ITC (US International Trade Commission) has voted to investigate whether certain of Samsung’s recent devices infringe with a patent lawsuit between both companies. The lawsuit claims that Samsung’s Exynos processor, along with the Qualcomm Snapdragon S4, 400, 600, 800, 801 and 805 are in violation of certain GPU patents that NVIDIA has. As a result, NVIDIA is asking for a sales ban on devices like the Galaxy Note Edge, Galaxy Note 4, Galaxy S5, Galaxy Note 3, Galaxy S4, Galaxy Tab S, Galaxy Note Pro and Galaxy Tab 2.
At this point the investigations have only begun, so it could be a matter of time for this to happen. Whatever the case may be, it’s a good reason to not hold out on buying any of the Samsung devices mentioned at launch day.