HTC Sued By Ex-Kirkland Partner's Patent-Holding Co.

Law360, New York (October 4, 2010, 2:38 PM EDT) -- Round Rock Research LLC, a patent-holding company founded by former Kirkland & Ellis LLP partner John Desmarais, has alleged that smartphones made by HTC Corp. infringe five patents.

In a suit filed Friday in the U.S. District Court for the District of Delaware, Round Rock claims that HTC's Droid Eris and Google Nexus One phones infringe its patents for LCD displays, chip connections and other technology.

Desmarais founded Round Rock earlier in 2010, while still at Kirkland, to license a portfolio of thousands of patents he...
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