Dell Sued Over Parental Control Patent

Law360, New York (May 24, 2007, 12:00 AM EDT) -- A Texas company brought a patent suit against Dell Inc. Wednesday, claiming the computer manufacturers’ products infringe a parental control patent.

In a complaint filed in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas, patent holder Digital Choice of Texas LLC alleged that Dell’s products infringed its patent for a stored media screening device used as part of parental controls on media players like DVD players.

The patent-in-suit is U.S. Patent No. 5,172,111. According to Digital Choice, technology companies such as Sony Corp., LG...
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