German Exec Slams MiTac With Console Patent Suit

Law360, New York (August 12, 2010, 3:02 PM EDT) -- An executive of a German automobile accessories maker has accused MiTac International Corp. of willfully infringing his patent covering a model of electronic device consoles.

Harald Richter, the president and CEO of Herbert Richter Metallwaren-Apparatebau GmbH & Co. KG., launched his suit in the U.S. District Court for the District of Nevada on Wednesday, claiming MiTac sells products infringing his patent titled “Support console with pivotable support plate.”

The patent, U.S. Patent Number 7,178,771, was issued to Harald Richter in 2007. Herbert Richter had already begun...
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