U.S. News | California Institute of Technology Sues Dell for Patent Infringement

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The California Institute of Technology (Caltech) filed a lawsuit in the Western District of Texas against Dell Technologies Inc. and Dell Inc. for patent infringement.

The plaintiff alleges that the defendants infringed the patents-in-suit with the United States Patent Nos. 7,116,710 (the ’710 patent); 7,421,032 (the ’032 patent); and 7,916,781 (the ’781 patent) covering serial Concatenation of Interleaved Convolutional Codes Forming Turbo-Like Codes without permission or a license.

The plaintiff reportedly said that the defendant is allegedly using the registered patents of its coding system and methods which is a seminal improvement to coding systems and methods through the introduction of a new type of error correction code, IRA codes.

According to Caltech, Dell manufactures, uses, imports, offers for sale, and/or sells Wi-Fi products including laptops, such as Latitude, Vostro, Inspiron, XPS, G-Series, Chromebook, etc.; desktops and all-in-ones, such as OptiPlex, Precision, Vostro, and Inspiron, etc.; tablets and 2-in-1s, such as Latitude, Inspiron, and Rugged, etc.; workstations like Precision; and thin clients incorporates IRA/LDPC encoders and/or decoders as described in the asserted patents.

Caltech alleged that the LDPC encoders in the Accused Products encode information or message bits in accordance with the 12 parity-check matrices defined in the 802.11n standard.

Caltech is seeking a declaratory judgment, compensation including royalty to compensate for Dell’s purported infringement, pre, and post-judgment interest, an award for costs and fees, and other relief.

The case is ongoing.

The California Institute of Technology v. Dell Technologies Inc. et al

Judge: Alan D Albright
Court: Texas Western District Court
Case #: 6:20-cv-01042
Nature of Suit: Patent
Cause: Patent Infringement
Case Filed: Nov 11, 2020


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