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Typhoon Touch Technologies patent suit adds 9 defendants including Apple Samsung and Nokia

An announcement coming from Typhoon Touch Technologies Inc states the company has: “significantly expanded its patent infringement suit which was files in December 07 against Dell, Inc. by adding Apple Inc. and the following additional defendants via amended complaint: Fujitsu Computer Systems Corporation; Toshiba America Information Systems, Inc.; Lenovo (United States) Inc.; Panasonic Corporation of North America; HTC America, Inc.; Palm, Inc.; Samsung Electronics America, Inc.; Nokia Inc.; and LG Electronics USA, Inc.”

Typhoon Touch Technologies and licensee Nove Mobility Systems Inc, also a plaintiff, came to an out-of-court settlement with Motion Computing Inc, and also finalised a settlement with Electrovaya Inc who recognised the validity of Typhoon’s patent issue.

Craig Weiner, Esq., of law firm of Hofheimer, Gartlir & Gross LLP in New York City, Director of Legal Affairs and Licensing for Typhoon, said: “As alleged in the amended complaint, Typhoon believes that numerous defendants are selling and/or offering for sale — what could be millions of devices — which may infringe Typhoon’s patents. The addition of these defendants is a further step in protecting Typhoon’s IP from being unfairly exploited. Hopefully, the world of potential infringers will take notice that it is the Company’s intent to aggressively protect its intellectual property. As alleged in the amended complaint, Typhoon believes that numerous defendants are selling and/or offering for sale — what could be millions of devices — which may infringe Typhoon’s patents.”

Typhoon’s original complaint alleges the defendants infringed and continue to infringe Typhoon’s U.S. Patent No 5,379,057 entitled “Portable Computer with Touch Screen and Computer System Employing Same,” and Patent No 5,675,362 entitled “Portable Computer with Touch Screen and Computing System Employing Same.” Due to manufacturing, selling, offering for sale, and/or importing of a variety of portable computer products, including but not limited to tablet PCs, slate PCs, handheld PCs, personal digital assistants (PDAs), ultra mobile PCs (UMPCs), smart phones, and/or other products covered by the patents-in-suit.

Source — macdailynews