ASUS and IBM exchanged pleasantries

    Taiwan-based Asustek sues IBM . The reason for the prosecution was the illegal use of two patents. One of them concerns the provision of remote access of Internet devices to data storages, the second is from the sphere of server solutions.

    Asustek filed a charge and filed it in a California court. The plaintiff’s claim is to oblige IBM to discontinue the use of problem patents and to recover damages. Such zeal on the part of ASUS is a response to IBM's actions.

    Let me remind you that in December 2007, IBM accused ASUS of using expired patents. As a punishment, IBM requested the U.S. International Trade Commission to impose an embargo on ASUS computers.

    These controversial patents defended the technology of power supplies, computer cooling, and clustering machines. According to information provided by IBM, ASUS used patents for assembling computers under its own brand, and they were also used by Apple and Dell .

    via PC World

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