Singular Computing, founded by Dr. Joseph Bates, designs and develops computers having new architectures that permit greater usage of the computing potential of a given system. This system utilizes 201cmassively parallel processing 201d to achieve the improved results. After filing a provisional patent application on this technology, Dr. Bates met with Google representatives under a non-disclosure agreement to discuss Google utilizing such a system to support its developments in AI-related applications. Singular asserts that Google nevertheless copied Dr. Bates 2019 architecture and utilized it in Google 2019s Cloud Tensor Processing Unit Versions 2 and 3, and that the Google system infringes Singular 2019s 8,407,273, 9,218,156 and 10,416,961 patents. Singular suggests that, absent the infringement, Google would have been required to at least double the number of data centers it constructed, at an additional cost of at least $10 billion. Singular further asserts that the infringement was willful, at least with respect to the earlier two patents. The case is with Judge Saylor.
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