Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Aigo Sues HP, Dell, Sony, Toshiba and Samsung for Patent Infringements

At a Beijing court Aigo sued HP and at a Xian court it sued Toshiba for infringement of 6 patents which cover USB plus, a storage port technology.

HP, Dell, Sony, Toshiba and Samsung all received a letter from Aigo's lawyers with an invitation to negotiate within seven days. But according to Kenny Hsieh, general manager of Aigo's R&D and IP they kept quiet.

Aigo filed for a patent in China, but has already six valid patents in PCT-member countries. Therefore it has 12 months priority to get a patent in China, counting from the filing date for the PCT-patent application.

Read the Global Times' article here and John Oates article about it for The Register here.

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