GrafTech Takes Aim At RIM In Thermal Management IP Suit

Law360, San Diego (October 7, 2011, 9:41 PM EDT) -- GrafTech International Holdings Inc. lodged a suit in Texas federal court Friday accusing Research In Motion Ltd. of infringing its patents covering electronic thermal management technology.

The plaintiff alleges that Canada-based RIM and its Texas-based unit violate two patents with their PlayBook tablet device.

The patents-at-issue are U.S. Patent Numbers 6,482,520 and 6,982,874. The ‘520 patent was issued in November 2002 and covers a thermal management system, while the ‘874 patent was issued in January 2006 and describes a thermal solution for electronics.

Parma, Ohio-based GTI...
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