Apple, HP, Others Sued Over Memory Device Patent

Law360, New York (February 24, 2010, 6:07 PM EST) -- A handful of electronics giants including Apple Inc. and Dell Inc. are facing a new lawsuit from an arm of Acacia Research Corp., which has accused them of infringing a patent relating to the art of power management for computers.

The suit, filed by Acacia unit Optimum Power Solutions LLC Wednesday in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas, also named as defendants Hewlett-Packard Co., Lenovo (United States) Inc. and Sony Electronics Inc.

Optimum accuses the defendants of infringing various claims of U.S....
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