Arm announced Wednesday that it has filed lawsuits against Qualcomm and Nuvia for breach of its license agreement with Arm and for trademark infringement. A CPU architecture developer wants to subvert certain of his Nuvia designs and get fair compensation for using its trademark.
After all, Qualcomm transferred Nuvia’s Arm license last March to a newly formed entity after acquiring Nuvia without Arm’s consent. Arm terminated his Nuvia license in March 2022 after the two companies were unable to reach an agreement. Instead of getting a new license, Nuvia continued to develop processors based on the Arm instruction set architecture, which Arm said was in violation of its license agreement. Additionally, Nuvia and Qualcomm continued to use Arm’s trademark when talking about Nuvia’s upcoming processors, which was illegal.
To protect its legal rights, Arm is suing Qualcomm Inc. and its subsidiaries Nuvia and Qualcomm in the United States District Court for the District of Delaware, alleging violations of their license agreements and unlawful use of Arm trademarks. caused Arm has asked Qualcomm to scrap certain Nuvia designs (probably developed after March 2022, as the company didn’t have the rights to use ISA) and demand fair compensation for trademark infringement. I’m here.
“Since Qualcomm attempted to transfer the Nuvia license without Arm’s consent, this was a standard restriction under Arm’s license agreement, and Nuvia’s license was terminated in March 2022,” Arm said in a statement. says. “Before and after that date, Arm made multiple good faith efforts to seek a solution. Arm had no choice but to bring this to Qualcomm and Nuvia to protect our IP and business and to ensure that our customers have access to valid Arm-based products. claim.”
Nuvia was founded in Fall 2019 by former Apple Chief Processor Architect Gerard Williams to develop highly customized Arm ISA-based data center-oriented systems-on-chips (SoCs). Apple sued Williams in late 2019, claiming he illegally used his knowledge of Apple’s upcoming chips. Nuvia’s Phoenix design never saw the light of day, but the company was eventually acquired by Qualcomm to use the design in its upcoming processors for client PCs. has been delayed multiple times and the company now plans to begin sampling in late 2023 or early 2024. Final.
Qualcomm and Nuvia have yet to respond to Arm’s claims.