Sony, HP Among Targets Of Ethernet Patent Suit

Law360, New York (September 16, 2011, 2:54 PM EDT) -- Sony Corp. and Hewlett-Packard Co. were among companies targeted in a patent suit filed Thursday in Texas federal court alleging infringement of Ethernet network technology.

Patent-holding company Network-1 Security Solutions Inc. contends the defendants infringe a single patent for technology used to power equipment over an Ethernet network, a system of wires and devices that connects computers so that they are able to work together.

In July 2010, Network-1 reached settlements of more than $32 million with Cisco Systems Inc., 3Com Corp. and other defendants in...
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