Networking giant Lucent sued Taiwanese PC giant Acer on Tuesday, in the US, for alleged patent infringement.
The suit covers eight patents related to displays, chip technology, encoding and voice technology.
Acer has cross-licensing agreements with most of the large vendors and the company will try to resolve any problems it has with Lucent, according to US reports.
In an official statement, Lucent said: ?The suit charges Acer with infringing eight specific patents associated with personal computers. It affects Acer?s desktop and laptop computer products.?
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