CTX licensed Big Blue patents

PB sued CTX last week. Waters muddy. Official

Who's zooming who? Last week, Packard Bell NEC (PBN) filed a suit against CTX International, claiming the company's machines infringe five PBN patents. This week, the waters are muddying rapidly. Chuntex Electronics, CTX's Taiwanese parent, said it licensed the technologies for several years from IBM. The unexpected upshot is that PBN is now in negotiations with Big Blue, raising eyebrows and questions about its ownership claims and its demand for "substantial monetary damages". Their respective spokespeople are seeking clarification. ® Click for more stories

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