Silicon Image, Sunnyvale, Calif., announced today that it has filed a patent infringement lawsuit against Genesis Microchip in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia as well as filed a complaint before the International Trade Commission of the United States Government.
The complaint and suit allege that select Genesis products, which are sold into the monitor market as Digital Visual Interface (DVI) specification-compliant chips infringe various claims of Silicon Image's U.S. Patent No. 5,905,769 (issued on May 18, 1999) entitled "System and Method for High-Speed Skew-Insensitive Multi-Channel Data Transmission."
The products in dispute include Genesis' gm5010, gm5020, gm5060, gm5115, gm7010, gm7020, gm3020 and GMZRX1. As part of these filings, Silicon Image is seeking injunctions and an exclusion order barring Genesis from infringing the company's intellectual property rights by making, using, selling or importing those chips in the United States. In addition, the company isseeking unspecified monetary damages.