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Dell Sued for Patent Infringement

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  1. Jimmy 2004

    Jimmy 2004 New Member

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    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:
    Source: BusinessWire
     
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    Dell? You have really made a big mistake now...
     
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    nah... companies patent inevitable technologies so that they can start suing and exorting fees as soon as major manufacturer begins using a similar technology. Chances are that Dell never even heard of these guys.
     
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    And what do you know -- it was filed in East Texas. Why am I not surprised.
     
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    well they might aswell start suing all companies with Laptops, cause even the one we use in the field has the same tech. I say its a lose Situation for the Suing Company
     
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    This is how the world works now a days.
    Make a patent, keep relativley quiet about it.
    Get someone to nosy about other firms to see if they can be accused of using your patent then sue them.
     
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    "Portable Computer with Touch Screen and Computer System Employing Same" That sounds like a very, VERY generic term if you ask me. Shooting into the night from the hip without a flashlight IMO.
     
  8. eidairaman1

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    IDK, with Michael Dell at the Reigns of his company again (President and CEO) the rival company has their work cut out for them, not to mention their days are numbered.
     

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