Google, Amazon Tablets Targeted In Patent Infringement Suits

Law360, New York (November 30, 2012, 1:52 PM EST) -- Google Inc. and Amazon.com Inc. were hit Thursday with allegations in Massachusetts federal court that their tablet devices, including Google's Nexus 7 and Amazon's Kindle Fire, infringe a patent holding company's protection on semiconductor light-emitting technology.

Massachusetts-based Lexington Luminance LLC filed separate suits alleging Google and Amazon infringe U.S. Patent Number 6,936,851, which covers a “semiconductor light-emitting device” and a method for manufacturing such a product.

Google and Amazon make and sell “e-reader devices and tablet computers … which perform substantially the same function as the...
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