Portable Computer with Touch Screen and Computing System Employing Same
SEATTLE (PRWEB) March 25, 2008
On February 22, 2008 Typhoon Touch Technologies and its licensee and co-plaintiff, Nova Mobility Systems, Inc, reached an out-of-court settlement with defendant Motion Computing, Inc, for an undisclosed sum. Motion Computing acknowledged the validity of Typhoon's touch screen patents at issue in the litigation. Dell filed its response to the patent infringement Complaint on January 31, 2008 and was not part of the settlement with Motion Computing.
Typhoon and co-plaintiff Nova Mobility filed an amended complaint on March 10, 2008 adding Xplore, Electrovaya and Sand Dune Ventures as additional touch screen patent infringement defendants. The Action, which seeks damages for lost profits and a permanent injunction from continued infringing activity by the defendants is pending in the United States District Court, Eastern District of Texas, Tyler Division, Case No. 6:07-cv-546.
Typhoon's complaint alleges that defendants have infringed and continue to infringe its U.S. Patent No. 5,379,057 ("the '057 patent") issued January 3, 1995 and entitled "Portable Computer with Touch Screen and Computer System Employing Same," and U.S. Patent No. 5,675,362 ("the '362 patent") issued October 7, 1997 and entitled "Portable Computer with Touch Screen and Computing System Employing Same," through various actions including the manufacturing, selling, offering for sale, and/or importing 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.
"The addition of Xplore, Electrovaya, and Sand Dune Ventures as defendants is another step in protecting Typhoon's intellectual property from being exploited by those parties that Typhoon believes is infringing Typhoon's patents. As alleged in Typhoon's amended complaint, continuous violations will cost Typhoon lost profits and impacts Typhoon's current and future business opportunities. It is the Company's intent to aggressively protect its intellectual property in the best interests of Typhoon's shareholders and licensed users," stated Craig Weiner, Esq., from the law firm of Hofheimer, Gartlir & Gross LLP in New York City, Director of Legal Affairs and Licensing for Typhoon. "Typhoon intends to move forward with its pursuit of new licensees but will also seek legal redress from those parties that choose to infringe Typhoon's patents in order to ensure that Typhoon obtains the royalties to which it is rightfully entitled."
About Typhoon Touch Technologies
Typhoon Touch Technologies, Inc. (TYPT.OB), a Nevada corporation, is a leader in creating, developing, acquiring and licensing touch screen technology. The company's Concept Lab develops and tests products that incorporate innovative applications of touch technology and Typhoon Tunes is a service under development that will offer a unique method of distributing music. Please visit http://www.typhoontouchtech.com for more information.
About Nova Mobility Systems
Nova Mobility Systems Inc, a Nevada Corporation provides highly reliable wireless rugged computer systems to a variety of industries within North America. Nova's systems are comprised of a combination of rugged computers, embedded computing, software, networking and communications for the mobile computer user. Nova uses a combination of internal design and manufacturing as well as key partnerships to develop and deploy its systems. Nova owns product designs and techniques that have been used successfully in the rugged computer industry for over 15 years. Please visit http://www.novamobility.com for more information.
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