Think Products Takes Another Run at Active Litigation Against Microsoft

  • September 29, 2022
  • Category: New Patent Litigation
    Market Sector: Consumer Electronics and PCs

Think Products Inc. has voluntarily dismissed, without prejudice, a case that it filed last December against Microsoft, in apparent favor of a new complaint (1:22-cv-05313) in the same district. The old case saw one Think Products patent asserted, while in the new one, Think Products adds allegations concerning a more recent member of the same family, both generally related to laptop computer locking assemblies. These cases are part of a larger litigation effort aimed at ACCO Brands, with Northern District of Illinois Judge Mary M. Rowland having stayed the now-dismissed suit to await the outcome of at least one case between Think Products and ACCO; Think, however, has pleaded in its new complaint a set of allegations concerning an agreement between ACCO and Microsoft that suggest it will try to avoid such a stay this time around.

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