Acer Wants Manufacturers' Help In HP Patent Case

Law360, New York (May 10, 2007, 12:00 AM EDT) -- Taiwanese computer company Acer Inc. asked a United States court on Tuesday to order three of its contract manufacturers to defend it against two patent infringement lawsuits filed by Hewlett-Packard Co.

The request, filed in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas, asked Taiwan-based companies Quanta Computer Inc., Hon Hai Precision Industry and Wistron Corp. to “fulfill their obligations” by helping Acer in its patent battle with HP.

In April, HP filed two separate patent infringement lawsuits in the Texas court within weeks...
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