Acer Strikes Back Against HP In Patent Suit

Law360, New York (July 20, 2007, 12:00 AM EDT) -- Taiwanese computer maker Acer Inc. has returned fire against a patent infringement lawsuit filed by Hewlett-Packard Co., claiming that the company is violating four of its patents related to personal computer and printer functions.

In counterclaims filed Thursday in a Texas federal court, Acer and its U.S. subsidiary asserted that California-based HP is infringing patents for wireless communication, optical disk lasers, printer cartridges and technology that protects computer chips from extreme heat. The new allegations came in response to one of two HP lawsuits filed earlier...
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