X2Y sues Apple, HP and Intel over processor technology

“A company by the name of X2Y Attenuators has filed a patent infringement lawsuit against Apple, HP and Intel,” Jack Purcher reports for Patently Apple.

“The Nevada Company based in Erie Pennsylvania owns patented X2Y Technology which consists of proprietary electrode arrangements that are embedded in passive components,” Purcher reports. “While the lawsuit is focused on Intel’s Core i7 processor as the technology violating the Company’s technology, the plaintiff is dragging Apple and HP into this suit by their use of these processors in computers such as the iMac.”

Purcher reports, “The case was filed in the United States Pennsylvania Western District Court. The presiding Judge in this case is noted as being Judge Sean J. McLaughlin. The Plaintiff is seeking a Trial by Jury.”

Read more in the full article here.

[Thanks to MacDailyNews Reader “Lava_Head_UK” for the heads up.]


  1. I can see them suing intel, but not those that use Intels chips…

    And I mean suing intel over the claim itself.
    That’s like suing me over using the term crescent wrench instead if open end adjustable spanner. After all, crescent is the trademarked brand name.

    1. It goes way beyond patents! Say the wrong thing to your boss or your employee and you’re sued for harassment or discrimination. You have a quiet car? You’re endangering vision-challenged individuals who rely on hearing your vehicle and you’re being sued. Can’t get the insurance company to pay a medical bill? Sue ’em! Are the handrails in your workplace higher than required by OSHA? You’re sued by groups protected by the ADA. Did that teacher just ask a rowdy kid to be quiet in class? You know what to do…

  2. “the plaintiff is dragging Apple and HP into this suit by their use of these processors in computers such as the iMac.”

    A further quote from the article:
    “According to the complaint, “Intel is not, and has not been at any time, licensed under the 249 patent” and or any other patent listed above. ”

    All of which points to there being only ONE defendant, that being INTEL. These guys can certainly subpena Apple and HP for testimony, but it is only Intel who would be put on trial as it is exclusively their hardware design.

  3. @ Derek. By dragging Apple and HP in, they’re trying to scare the other OEMs to not support the i7 chip before this case is done or risk being sued later. I don’t think that tactic will gain any ground. But I agree, it’s really Intel, but those using the chips can be dragged in for promoting and selling computers using illegally gotten technology. Not my words, but theirs

  4. Hey Jafo, some of us in the legal field like this news. I’m sure that you have the will power to just pass on them. It’s really not much of stretch. What’s boring is reading comments from those not interested in the news at hand. Talk about stupid.

  5. I have just two questions of the U.S. Patent Office. The first is How does the Patent Office pass such vague patent applications? And the second is why do they pass such vague patent applications?

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