June 30, 2008 - Typhoon Touch Technologies and its licensee Nova Mobility Systems have filed an amended complaint in their lawsuit against Dell and Xplore Technologies. The new complaint adds 12 more defendants to the lawsuit - including Apple - and claims that nearly every company making a touchscreen phone or tablet PC infringes on its two patents, 5,379,057 and 5,675,362, both titled "Portable computer with touch screen and computing system employing same."
The lawsuit names Fujitsu, Toshiba, Panasonic, Apple, HTC, Palm, Samsung, Nokia, LG, Xplore Technologies, Sand Dune Ventures, Lenovo, and Dell as defendants. The new complaint makes specific mention of Apple's iPhone, HTC's Touch, Nokia's N810, and Palm's Treo 700.
I hope Typhoon does not win this patent infringement case. The touch screen is a very valuable feature on the phones. What will happen is the cost will probably trickle down to the consumer. In this economy we cannot afford to pay more for products that are needed in this high tech time.