Bloomberg Law
Sept. 17, 2020, 7:47 PMUpdated: Sept. 17, 2020, 9:42 PM

Philips Sues Dell, HP, Intel Over Copy-Protection Patents (2)

Blake Brittain
Blake Brittain

Koninklijke Philips NV sued computer companies including Dell Technologies Inc., Lenovo Group Ltd., HP Inc., and Intel Corp. in Delaware federal court on Thursday for allegedly infringing up to four patents with their “digital-video capable devices” including computers, monitors, servers, and other products that support the HDCP 2.0 protocol.

Philips also named LG Electronics Inc., Realtek Semiconductor Corp., and MediaTek Inc. in the complaints.

U.S. Patent Nos. 9,436,809; 10,091,186; 9,590,977; and 10,298,564—all titled “Secure Authenticated Distance Measurement"—broadly cover technology used in the High-Bandwidth Digital Content Protection copy-protection standard. The patents specifically cover technology related to a ...

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