Fed. Circ. Kills Cooling Tech IP Suit Against Sony, Lenovo

Law360, New York (December 22, 2011, 5:30 PM EST) -- The Federal Circuit on Thursday refused to revive patent-holding company ICHL LLC's suit accusing Sony Electronics Inc. and Lenovo Inc. of infringing its patent for an electronics cooling component, finding the electronics giants had not violated ICHL's rights.

The suit arose in 2008, when ICHL, known as Intellectual Capital Holdings, accused Sony and Lenovo of infringing U.S. Patent Number 4,884,631, which covers a heat sink assembly used to dissipate heat and cool electronic components such as microprocessors used in computers, servers, game consoles and other electronic...
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