Hewlett-Packard Takes Patent Dispute With Gateway To ITC

Law360, New York (May 10, 2004, 12:00 AM EDT) -- Expanding its patent litigation against one of its chief rivals, U.S. computer maker Hewlett-Packard has petitioned the U.S. International Trade Commission to block Gateway from importing computers.

Hewlett-Packard, which sued Gateway for patent infringement in March, has asked the ITC to prevent Gateway’s and eMachines’ offshore-made machines from entering the U.S. Gateway acquired Korean computer maker eMachines in January for $266 million.

The computers targeted by this latest action involve "a very broad set of notebook, desktop and server products," said Joe Beyers, vice president of...
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