Apple, HP, Dell Sued Over Computer System Patents

Law360 (June 27, 2008, 12:00 AM EDT) -- A patent-holding company has sued Apple Inc., Gateway Inc., Acer America Corp., Hewlett-Packard Co., Dell Inc. and several subsidiaries, accusing them of infringing at least two of four of its patents related to common personal computer tasks.

Texas-based technology licensing company Saxon Innovations LLC filed the case Thursday in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas seeking triple damages for willful infringement.

One of the patents, titled “Wireless communications privacy method and system,” relates to encoding that secures a wireless system so that...
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