Best Buy, Samsung Sued Over Expansion Card Patents

Law360, New York (October 18, 2010, 5:24 PM EDT) -- Internet Machines LLC has accused a slew of retailers and technology companies — including Best Buy Co. Inc. and Samsung Electronics America Inc. — of infringing three patents related to high-speed computer expansion card connections.

Internet Machines filed suit Sunday in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas, seeking a permanent injunction and enhanced damages.

The suit asserts U.S. Patent Numbers 7,454,552 and 7,421,532, both titled "Switch with transparent and nontransparent ports," and 7,814,259, titled “PCI express switch with backwards compatibility.” Both the...
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