Featured Articles

Analysts expect ARM to do well next year

Analysts expect ARM to do well next year

British chip designer ARM could cash in on the mobile industry's rush to transition to 64-bit operating systems and hardware.

More...
Huawei and Xiaomi outpace Lenovo, LG in smartphone market

Huawei and Xiaomi outpace Lenovo, LG in smartphone market

Samsung has lost smartphone market share, ending the quarter on a low note and Xiaomi appears to be the big winner.

More...
Intel Broadwell 15W coming to CES

Intel Broadwell 15W coming to CES

It looks like Intel will be showing off its 14nm processors, codenames Broadwell, in a couple of weeks at CES 2015.

More...
Gainward GTX 980 Phantom reviewed

Gainward GTX 980 Phantom reviewed

Today we’ll be taking a closer look at the recently introduced Gainward GTX 980 4GB with the company’s trademark Phantom cooler.

More...
Zotac ZBOX Sphere OI520 barebones vs Sphere Plus review

Zotac ZBOX Sphere OI520 barebones vs Sphere Plus review

Zotac has been in the nettop and mini-PC space for more than four years now and it has managed to carve…

More...
Frontpage Slideshow | Copyright © 2006-2010 orks, a business unit of Nuevvo Webware Ltd.
Tuesday, 27 July 2010 09:57

Positive Technologies sues everyone

Written by Nick Farell
y_lawbookhammer

Expect a writ in the post
Positive Technologies is absolutely positive that Apple and 12 other companies nicked three of its best ideas.

Filed in the Eastern District of Texas, Marshall Division, the lawsuit claims that the 13 companies infringe on its patents ’457, ’558 and ’588. The ’457 patent covers “DC Integrating Display Driver Employing,” the ’558 patent is “DC Integrating Display Driver Employing Pixel Status Memories” and the ’588 patent describes “DC Integrating Display Driver Employing Pixel Status Memories.”

Apple has fallen foul of the patent because of its computers. According to documents filed with the courts, Apple infringes the patent “by manufacturing, using, selling, offering to sell, and/or marketing several types of consumer electronics, including but not limited to laptop computers, desktop computers and all-in-one computers incorporating an LCD display panel using display acceleration techniques claimed in the ’457 Patent.”

But it is not the only big name on the write. There is also Sony, HP, Acer, Gateway, Dell, Asus, Lenovo, MSI, Amazon, Barnes & Noble, ViewSonic and Kobo. The only reason for focusing on Apple is that it claims to have invented everything.

The fact the case is being heard in the Patent friendly courts of Texas is not a good sign for Positive Technologies. That is normally the sign of a patent troll in action.

Nick Farell

E-mail: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
blog comments powered by Disqus

 

Facebook activity

Latest Commented Articles

Recent Comments