Amazon, B&N Hit With Patent Suit Over E-Book Displays

Law360, Los Angeles (July 16, 2013, 2:48 PM EDT) -- Research Frontiers Inc. sued Amazon.com Inc., Barnes & Noble Inc. and Sony Corp. on Friday in Delaware federal court, seeking damages and injunctive relief for the companies' alleged infringement of patents for e-book display technology.

Woodbury, N.Y.-based Research Frontiers alleges that Amazon, Sony and Barnes & Noble infringed two of its patents for SPD Smart Glass technology — which controls the amount of light, glare and heat passing through a display window — by using the technology in its e-readers. Also named in the suit is...
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