HP slams Acer for alleged patent infringement

It looks like Acer has managed to find itself on HP's bad side as of late, with the latter company accusing the former of patent infringement and both companies now headed to court to sort things out. According to HP, Acer's been violating five of patents in a number of its desktops, laptops, and displays -- in particular, those relating to "DVD editing, processing ability, and power consumption and efficiency," The New York Times reports. As a result of that alleged bad behavior, HP's now asking for an injunction to prevent the products in question from being sold in the United States, as well as demanding the ever-popular "unspecified damages." For its part, Acer appears to be staying mum on the matter, and we suspect that'll be the case until the whole brouhaha's been resolved.