Acer Wants To Halt HP Patent Suit

Law360, New York (July 25, 2007, 12:00 AM EDT) -- After winning a stay of one patent infringement suit filed by Hewlett-Packard Co., Taiwanese computer maker Acer Inc. has sought to stay a second suit filed by the computer giant until the International Trade Commission rules on a related case.

Acer filed a reply Monday in support of its motion to stay the case, in which HP accuses the Taiwanese computer maker and its U.S. subsidiary of violating patents for a variety of computer functions.

Under federal statute 28 U.S.C. 1659, civil actions must be stayed...
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