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Avago subsidiary sues Elan for patent infringement

Posted: 20 Sep 2006 ?? ?Print Version ?Bookmark and Share

Keywords:Avago Technologies? General IP? Elan? patent infringement? sensor?

General IP Pte Ltd, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Avago Technologies Ltd, has filed suit in Hsin Chu District Court against Elan Microelectronics Corp. for patent infringement.

Avago asserts, after a review of an independent technical examination, that Elan sensors in optical mice that are imported to, exported from or distributed or sold in Taiwan infringed its patent number 207503 "Seeing Eye Mouse for a Computer System."

The filing in Taiwan is in addition to Avago's patent infringement claims against Elan in the United States, and addresses alleged infringing sales beyond those involved in the U.S. case.

"Avago Technologies pioneered the development and commercialization of optical mouse sensor technology," said Kee Hane Ngoh, vice president and general manager of Avago's navigation products division. "Through our decades of Agilent/Hewlett-Packard roots, we have developed a wide variety of technologies fundamental to optical mouse sensors and optical mice. We are continuing to vigorously protect our investments in developing this innovative technology."




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