South Korea’s Samsung has filed a complaint with the U.S. International Trade Commission seeking to block computer-graphics chips made by Nvidia from the U.S. market, Bloomberg reported.

Samsung had accused Nvidia of infringing several of its chip-related patents and for making false claims about its products, counter-suing after Nvidia filed a suit against the company in September.

The Korean company’s lawsuit came after Nvidia accused it and rival Qualcomm of infringing patents on its graphics-processing unit (GPU).

Samsung, which had filed the lawsuit in a U.S. federal court on Nov. 4, is seeking damages for deliberate infringement of several technical patents, including a few that govern the way semiconductors buffer and use data.

The Bloomberg report said that the ITC complaint also named computer-parts manufacturers Biostar Microtech International Corp and Elitegroup Computer Systems.

Earlier reports suggest that Nvidia sued Qualcomm and Samsung over graphics patents. Nvidia said that Samsung devices made with graphics technology from Qualcomm, Britain’s ARM Holdings and Imagination Technologies infringed on its patents. Nvidia did not say it is suing Imagination or ARM, but it did say it is asking the U.S. International Trade Commission to prevent shipments of Samsung devices containing ARM’s Mali or Imagination’s PowerVR graphics architectures, as well as Qualcomm’s graphics technology.

Last year, Nvidia announced that it planned to license its graphics technology to other companies. But it has not announced any licensing deals since then.

With inputs from Reuters

Publish date: November 24, 2014 10:47 am| Modified date: November 24, 2014 10:47 am

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