Amazon, Apple, Others Sued Over Data Patents

Law360, New York (July 5, 2011, 7:42 PM EDT) -- Telecommunications research and licensing company GPNE Corp. on Friday sued Amazon.com Inc., Apple Inc., and other e-reader and smartphone makers in Hawaii, claiming their products infringe three patents for data transmission.

GPNE accuses Amazon, Apple, Barnes & Noble Inc., Garmin Ltd., Nokia Corp., Pantech Co. Ltd., Research In Motion Ltd., Sharp Corp. and Sony Ericsson Mobile Communications AB of making products that infringe U.S. Patent Numbers 7,555,267; 7,579,954; and 7,792,492.

"The '267, '954 and '492 patents disclose inventions that were conceived in Hawaii by two local...
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