HP, Sharp, Others Hit With Cell Phone Patent Claims

Law360, New York (October 9, 2009, 4:57 PM EDT) -- Dicam Inc. has hit a number of major cell phone makers including Hewlett Packard Co., Sharp Corp., Panasonic Corp. and Mitsubishi Electric Corp. with a suit alleging infringement of a patent for a personal security system for hand-held electronic devices.

Dicam filed its complaint Thursday against those four companies plus NEC Corp., Toshiba American Consumer Products LLC, UTStarcom Inc., Hitachi Ltd. and VK Corp. in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Virginia.

The Charlottesville, Va.-based Dicam is the holder of U.S. Patent Number...
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