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1 - X2Y Sues Apple, Intel, HP - June 2011 
A company by the name of X2Y Attenuators has filed a patent infringement lawsuit against Apple, HP and Intel. The Nevada Company based in Erie Pennsylvania owns patented X2Y® Technology which consists of proprietary electrode arrangements that are embedded in passive components. While the lawsuit is focused on Intel's Core i7 processor as the technology violating the Company's technology, the plaintiff is dragging Apple and HP into this suit by their use of these processors in computers such as the iMac. 


The Alleged Patent Infringement In-Part


According to court documents, the Plaintiff X2Y Attenuators, LLC ("X2Y"), by its undersigned counsel, files this Complaint against Defendants Intel Corporation ("Intel"), Apple Inc. ("Apple"), and Hewlett-Packard Company ("Hewlett-Packard") (collectively "Defendants").


The granted patents involved in this case include the following: 7,733,621, 6,738,249, 7,110,227, 7,609,500 and 7,916,444.


2 - N2Y patent fig from 7733621 patent - June 2011 - patent infringement case against Apple  

N2Y's patent FIG. FIG. 6B shows a partial view of the interposer arrangement mounted above an Integrated Circuit Die placed into a portion of an Integrated Circuit Package that uses wire leads or pin interconnection instead of ball grid interconnections.


According to the formal complaint, Intel, Apple, and Hewlett-Packard have infringed and continue to infringe" the patents noted above, "by engaging in acts constituting direct infringement, contributory infringement, and/or inducement of infringement under 35 U.S.C. § 271 et seq., including but not necessarily limited to one or more of making, using, selling, and offering to sell, in this District and elsewhere in the United States, and importing into this District and elsewhere in the United States, without authority, products and services including but not necessarily limited to microprocessors and products that contain microprocessors, including personal computers.


Upon information and belief, one such microprocessor includes the Intel Core i7- 950 3.06GHz 8M L3 Cache LGA1366 Desktop Processor. Upon information and belief, one such personal computer includes the Apple iMac 27"/3.20/2x2GB Model No: A1312 personal computer sold with an Intel Core i3 processor. Upon information and belief, one such personal computer includes the Hewlett-Packard TouchSmart 610 Series personal computer.


According to the complaint, "Intel is not, and has not been at any time, licensed under the 249 patent" and or any other patent listed above.  


The case was filed in the United States Pennsylvania Western District Court. The presiding Judge in this case is noted as being Judge Sean J. McLaughlin. The Plaintiff is seeking a Trial by Jury.


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