U.S. News | Liberty Patents Sues Dell Technologies for Patent Infringement

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Liberty Patents, LLC has filed a lawsuit in the Western District of Texas against Dell Technologies, Inc. and Dell Inc. for patent infringement for power distribution, management, and automatic software updates for computers.

The plaintiff alleges that the defendants infringed on its registered patents with United States Patent No. 6,920,573 (the ’573 Patent) and 7,493,612 (the ’612 Patent). The ’573 Patent relates to a system for conserving energy in electronic systems while the ’612 Patent discloses systems and methods for automatically updating the system software of an embedded system.

The plaintiff reportedly said that the defendant infringed on its ’573 patent through its products, Dell G5 15 Laptop and other products with the PowerShare feature.

The plaintiff reportedly said that Dell’s product has a processor for different functions and different states which infringed on its ’573 patent.

The plaintiff alleges that the defendant infringed the ’612 patent through its products running on Chrome OS which can automatically update the device’s firmware over the internet through an Embedded Controller as described in the patent.

The plaintiff reportedly accused the defendant of direct, indirect, induced, and contributory infringement.

Liberty Patents is seeking a declaratory judgment in its favor, a permanent injunction, an award for damages, pre- and post-judgment interest, an award for costs and fees, and other relief.

The case is ongoing.

Liberty Patents, LLC v. Dell Technologies Inc. et al

Judge: Alan D Albright
Court: Texas Western District Court
Case #: 6:20-cv-00944
Nature of Suit: Patent
Cause: Patent Infringement
Case Filed: Oct 12, 2020
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