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 PostPost subject: Apple, Microsoft, others sued over touchpad products        Posted: Tue Jul 21, 2009 3:05 am 
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A case started in a US district court alleging that Microsoft, Apple and a host of other defendants have breached a patent relating to touchpad technology.

The case was filed in the Eastern District of Texas (Tyler) District court.

Tsera LLC claims that it owns US patent number 6,639,584 , called Methods and Apparatus for Controlling a Portable Electronic Device using a Touchpad.

Other defendants in the case include LG Electronics, Philips Electronics, Bang & Olufsen and Iriver Inc.

Apple, it's alleged, breaches the patent by making portable electronic devices with touch sensitive surfaces, including the iPod Classic and the iPod Nano.

LG Electronics has breached the patent in its Chocolate VX8500 cellular phone/MP3 player.

Microsoft, it's alleged, infringes the patent with the Zune digital media player, while Philips is alleged to have infringed the patent with the GoFear HDD1630 MP3 player.

The other defendants in the case are alleged to have breached the patent and again these are related to MP3 players they make.

Tsera LLC wants damages from all the defendants.

* Another patent case was filed by Guardian Media Technologies against Microsoft on the 14th of July but details of the allegation are not yet available.

Source: http://www.tgdaily.com/content/view/43290/118/

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 PostPost subject: Re: Apple, Microsoft, others sued over touchpad products        Posted: Tue Jul 21, 2009 3:28 am 
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 PostPost subject: Re: Apple, Microsoft, others sued over touchpad products        Posted: Tue Jul 21, 2009 3:33 am 
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el oh el. They won't win against anybody.

It are probably just trying to make Microsoft, Apple, etc. pay the money directly instead of going to court. After all, even if Tsera lose in court, they would have already spend more time and money in court.

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 PostPost subject: Re: Apple, Microsoft, others sued over touchpad products        Posted: Tue Jul 21, 2009 5:26 am 
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 PostPost subject: Re: Apple, Microsoft, others sued over touchpad products        Posted: Tue Jul 21, 2009 7:25 am 
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Psh. Just another frivolous lawsuit in the Lone Star State.


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 PostPost subject: Re: Apple, Microsoft, others sued over touchpad products        Posted: Tue Jul 21, 2009 11:25 am 
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I honestly don't get why patent trolls love Texas so much.


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