Taiwanese chip company VIA Technologies has filed a complaint with the federal court in Wilmington, Delaware, through which it accuses US titan Apple Inc. of infringing three of its patents related to microprocessors.


VIA is asking for a jury trial and wants a US-wide sales ban to be issued on all Apple products that violate the three patents. The hardware targeted by this case includes the iPhone, the iPad and iPod, while the Mac line seems to be safe. It's highly likely that this battle may end quickly with a settlement.