Hewlett-Packard (HP) is a large distributor of hardware and software.
Software patents used against HP
- A list of patent infringement law suits brought against HP, most of which are related to software patents.
- HP was one of the targets named in InNova v. 36 companies (2010, USA).
- 3D patent suit extended to Dell, HP, IBM, Sony, others
Software patent stockpiling
HP has a stockpile of dangerous software patents, including overly broad patents such as:
Siding with MS on patent issues is usually a bad thing, but in this case MS was the victim of a software patent, so it's possible that siding with them was the right thing to do. Analysis welcome.
- "False open source representative calls for european software patents". http://perens.com/Articles/Taylor/. "...HP signed a "non-aggression pact" with Microsoft..."