Posts Tagged 'hp'

Laptop explodes, injures girl, burns down home … hello lawsuit

“An Arkansas man’s Compaq Presario PC exploded in his home, causing his daughter to face major injuries, according to a recently filed lawsuit.

Keith Price says he bought the computer from Wal-Mart and did not notice any problems immediately after the purchase. However, one day he was at home when it suddenly caught on fire, setting his entire house ablaze.

Price claims his daughter had to jump out of a second story window to get away from the flames. She sustained “burns and physical injuries,” according to the lawsuit.

He says HP is at fault because of its negligence, and is also accusing the company of causing “extreme mental anguish.” Price is seeking unspecified monetary damages.” (link)


Wi-LAN sues over patent infringement

Wireless specialist Wi-LAN Inc. is suing 22 major companies over alleged patent infringement. The companies include chip suppliers, equipment vendors and electronics retailers.

They include Acer Inc., Apple Inc., Best Buy Co. Inc., Circuit City Stores Inc., Dell Inc., D-Link Corp., Gateway Inc. and Hewlett-Packard Co.

Wi-LAN claims the companies have infringed and continue to infringe on three of its patent numbers by making and selling various products, including wireless routers, modems and personal notebook computers that use them.

The patents are related to Wi-Fi and to power consumption in DSL products. (story)

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