HP Unleashes Patent Portfolio On Acer

Law360, New York (March 28, 2007, 12:00 AM EDT) -- Computer giant Hewlett-Packard Co. has filed a patent infringement lawsuit against Taiwanese rival Acer Inc., accusing the smaller company of infringing five patents for a variety of personal computer functions.

Acer, which is ranked fourth in sales of computer products in the United States, was hit with the lawsuit on March 27 in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas, a venue often noted for its relative friendliness toward patent holders.

The lawsuit is a reflection of the fact that HP has moved...
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