IBM, HP, Sony Sued Over Computer Memory Patents

Law360, New York (April 20, 2006, 12:00 AM EDT) -- Setting the stage for a David v. Goliath battle, a small patent-holding company has filed a lawsuit in federal court against a slew of computer makers, including Hewlett-Packard Co. and IBM Corp., accusing the companies of infringing its patents for PC memory-maximization technology.

The suit, filed in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas, also targets Gateway Companies Inc., Dell Inc., Sony Corporation of America, Lite-On (USA) International Inc. and Lenovo Group Limited.

The basic technology developed by the Nevada-based plaintiff, Synchrome Technology...
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