DE Technologies vs Dell
DE Technologies, a patent licensing firm, has sued Dell in the US for infringement of an E-Commerce patent in 2004, granted by the USPTO as US 6,460,020 in 2000. The patent is also pending at the European Patent Office.
News & Chronology
2005-01-19 US Roanoke: DE gets 2nd patent for tax system
2004-11-07 UK IPKat: Patent Problems
2004-11-03 US BusinessWeek: A Patent Challenge for Dell
2004-11-05 US Slashdot: Dell Infringes on Patent by Selling Overseas?
2004-11-02 US CNN/Money: Dell sued over patent infringement
2004-11-02 US CBSMarketWatch: Dell faces patent suit over online sales
US patent US 6,460,020.
- Not yet granted. The examining division has raised objections based on prior art and lack of technical character. The applicants have lodged a complaint with the EPO Technical Board of Appeal.
You can view the whole proceedings before the EPO at EPOLine online public file inspection by entering the publication number EP1049966 (when that server is up).