[chbot] Small Micros with I2C bus OT--> patents
mike at kiwacan.co.nz
Wed Apr 27 01:24:35 BST 2011
They have one one case already.
On Tue, Apr 26, 2011 at 5:20 PM, Charles Manning
<manningc2 at actrix.gen.nz> wrote:
> On Sunday 24 April 2011 03:37:36 Michael Pearce wrote:
>> Also a side note... Atmel and others are currently in court over their
>> <=8 pin Micro-controllers - in breach of a patent about external pin
>> count vs internal data path width
>> Also applies to 16bit micros in packages <= 16 pins and 32bit Micros
>> <=32 pins etc.
>> Two possible results: 1. they have to withdrawl the parts... 2. they
>> have to pay a lot of money, increasing the price of the parts.
> or possibility 3.... probably the most likely:
> Microchip will have their dopey patent thrown out.
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