Friday, December 7th 2007
After ASUS was accused of patent infringement by IBM yesterday, Dell is the company in the legal spotlight today after a company called Typhoon Touch Technologies has commenced legal action against both Dell and Motion Computing. According to Typhoon, Dell and Motion Computing have infringed upon US Patent No. 5,379,057 entitled “Portable Computer with Touch Screen and Computer System Employing Same” and the similarly named Patent No. 5,675,362 entitled “Portable Computer with Touch Screen and Computing System Employing Same”. Typhoon’s CEA and President, James Shepard said the following:
As alleged in our Complaint, we believe that both Dell and Motion Computing are using and profiting from our patented technologies. It is our responsibility to ask the Court to enjoin Dell and Motion Computing from the continued violation of our patents and seek recovery of lost profits. In addition, it is our intention to protect the interests of our shareholders, licensed users and our future business, by seeking all damages available, including treble damages.Source: BusinessWire
At the core of our offering is to partner with companies to bring our unique technology to the market for their own competitive advantage. As further set forth in our Complaint, the alleged infringement by both Dell and Motion Computing absolutely impedes on our offering and has prevented us from obtaining our due royalties. We believe that their infringement was wilful and therefore entitles us to treble damages.