LG's heading back to US court
with another patent dispute. This time, it's not Hitachi they're
impeding, it's laptop OEM Quanta, and their alleged abuse of four LG DVD patents. The suit filed in Wisconsin court seeks monetary compensation and an injunction which prevents Quanta
from using their DVD technology in laptops. While Quanta does build laptops for Apple, HP, Dell, and Sony among others, we'd be surprised if a successful injunction request has any effect on laptop availability. After all, nobody is silly enough to sole-source their gear are they? No doubt the kids at Foxconn
are snickering with joy right about now.