Software Co. Targets Barnes & Noble Over Nook IP

Law360, New York (July 27, 2011, 10:53 PM EDT) -- Barnes & Noble Inc. was hit with a patent infringement suit Wednesday accusing the bookseller's Nook e-reader of violating a host of patents held by software company Agere Systems Inc. covering memory and music chip technology.

Agere, the assignee that owns the rights to the 11 patents-in-suit, filed the complaint along with its parent company LSI Corp. The technology companies are seeking an injunction against Barnes & Noble and Barnesandnoble.com LLC as well as damages.

"Defendants continue the infringing acts ... even after being informed in...
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