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US wire Techweb is reporting that Trident will file suit against Taiwanese chipset manufacturer Via in the US today. According to the report, the suit will be on three counts including alleged fraud, alleged patent infringement and alleged breach of contract. Via is also being sued for allegedly poaching 25 Trident engineers, the report adds. Trident's CyberBlade graphics technology was integrated into several Via chipsets as part of a partnership which also involved sharing technology. According to Techweb, officers of the law have searched Via's Taiwanese offices as part of an investigation into the alleged poach of staff. Via is already being sued by Intel over alleged patent infringement. Looks like the lawyers are going to have a very busy summer... ®

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