Asustek sues IBM

Patent infringement claimed

Asustek has filed a lawsuit against IBM over the alleged infringement of two patents, just a few months after IBM filed a similar action against the Taiwanese company.

In the filing, Asustek asks for relief from the alleged IBM infringements as well as monetary damages.

One of the patents Asustek alleges is infringed is for a method for providing remote storage for internet appliances, while the other relates to servers. Asustek alleges the patents have been infringed by IBM in components, software and hardware related to storage area networking equipment and servers.

Asustek declined to comment. IBM could not immediately be reached for comment.

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