TQP Targets Dell, Chevron, Others Over Encryption IP

Law360, New York (October 21, 2010, 3:33 PM EDT) -- Patent-holding company TQP Development LLC has filed suit against a slew of corporate heavyweights, including Dell Inc., Discover Financial Services and Chevron Corp., for allegedly infringing an oft-asserted data encryption patent.

The complaint, lodged Wednesday in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas, claims that industry leaders in the airline, energy, retail and telecom sectors maintain websites that incorporate TQP’s proprietary technology.

The defendants employ data transmission technology that infringes U.S. Patent Number 5,412,730, issued in May 1995 and titled “Encrypted data transmission...
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