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Targus Sues Victorinox Over Airport-Friendly Laptop Bag Patent

April 2, 2020, 8:34 PM

Targus International Inc. sued the Swiss company Victorinox in Delaware federal court Thursday for allegedly infringing a patent covering a laptop bag that can be taken through airport security checkpoints without removing the computer.

According to the complaint, Victorinox’s Wenger line of checkpoint-friendly backpacks, cases, and computer bags infringes the patent.

Targus sells a line of laptop bags and cases “designed to allow travelers to pass through security checkpoints without removing their laptops from the cases.” It owns U.S. Patent No. 8,567,578, which it says generally covers “checkpoint-friendly” computer bags and cases.

Targus said it informed Victorinox of the alleged ...

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