HP Sues Acer, Again
Hewlett-Packard filed a second lawsuit against Taiwan-based PC manufacturer Acer in an East District court in Texas last week, this time over patents related to heat management, power savings, data flow regulation and picture quality.
As with its previous suit, HP is claiming that Acer, along with a U.S. subsidiary, knowingly infringed on various PC-related patents issued between 1997 and 2003.
HP said in a statement that it currently holds more than 6,000 patents "related to PC technology, including power management, DVD editing and a broad range of other features that improve computer efficiency and enhance the users computer experience."
The new lawsuit seeks to stop the Taiwan manufacturer from exporting any more of its PCs to the U.S., as well as treble damages for alleged intentional violation of the patents and payment for all legal fees.
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