Boston University yesterday sued two more companies for allegedly violating a 1997 patent it holds on a technique for building LEDs.
In its suits against Hewlett-Packard and LG, filed in US District Court in Boston, BU charges the companies are selling products that use the same process to create thin films of gallium arsenide as described in its patent, based on the work of BU electrical engineering and computer science professor Theodore Moustakas.
In HP's case, BU claims its owed vast sums of money for the sales of the the HP Pavilion 14 Chromebook, HP Slate 7 tablet and HP Pavilion 20xi IPS monitor. LG, meanwhile, allegedly caused BU irreparable harm through the sales of two particular LED lamps. In addition to damages, BU is seeking an immediate end to the sale of the allegedly offensive products.