Gateway, Dell, Microsoft Hit With Patent Suit

Law360, New York (April 26, 2007, 12:00 AM EDT) -- A Delaware-based statutory trust on Tuesday accused technology giants Gateway Co., Dell Inc. and Microsoft Corp. of infringing on three patents regarding various processes related to video coding.

The Multimedia Patent Trust filed the suit in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of California in San Diego against the three companies and several of their subsidiaries.

In its complaint, the trust said that it signed an agreement with Lucent Technologies Inc. and its former counsel Gerard deBlasi in 2006, which transferred all of the...
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