Apple, RIM, Others Hit With Display Patent Suit

Law360, New York (January 6, 2011, 2:24 PM EST) -- Apple Inc., Research In Motion Ltd. and several other electronics makers have been accused by a patent-holding company of infringing two patents for display technology.

Advanced Display Technologies of Texas LLC lodged its suit in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas on Wednesday, claiming the companies violated two of it patents by making and selling computers, cell phones, flat-screen TVs and additional products.

The patents-in-suit are U.S. Patent Number 5,739,931, which was issued in April 1998 and covers “illumination system employing an...
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