Atari Sues Sega (Nov.05,1993)

From: Atari SIG (xx004@cleveland.Freenet.Edu)
Date: 02/20/94-12:58:13 AM Z

From: xx004@cleveland.Freenet.Edu (Atari SIG)
Subject: Atari Sues Sega (Nov.05,1993)
Date: Sun Feb 20 00:58:13 1994

                            SILICON TIMES REPORT
   November 05, 1993                                             No. 9.45

                          ** Atari Sues Sega **

    Alledging that Sega's scrolling of displays in video games has viola-
 ted Atari's patents, has caused Atari to file suit against Sega of Amer-
 ica Inc. in U.S. District Court in San Francisco.  Atari also claimed in
 the suit that Sega may have infringed two other Atari patents.

    Atari has been working on a Jaguar "interactive" video game system
 that will be produced by International Business Machines Corp. and be
 powered by 64-bit chip with over 16 million colors and produces three-
 dimensional shapes. Most current video-game players and games work on
 16-bit chips.

    Sega, which has been challenging Nintendo for supremacy in the $5
 billion U.S. video-game market, is a subsidiary of Sega Enterprises
 Ltd., Japan.  Analysts believe Sega has taken away considerable share
 from Nintendo's lead due to its success with its 16- bit "Sonic the
 Hedgehog" games.

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