Agilent Technologies Inc has sued PixArt Imaging Inc for patent infringement in the US District Court for the Northern District of California. The suit alleges that PixArt infringes upon Agilent’s US Patent 6,433,780 relating to optical mouse sensor technology.
Agilent is seeking to stop PixArt from selling optical mouse sensors to companies manufacturing optical mice that are imported, distributed or sold in the United States. Agilent is also seeking damages from PixArt for its unauthorised use of Agilent’s optical mouse sensor technology.
‘Agilent is recognised as one of the pioneers in optical mouse sensor technology,’ said Jeff Henderson, vice president and general manager of Agilent’s Personal Systems Business Unit.
‘We have a significant and growing patent portfolio in relation to the manufacture and sale of patented optical mouse sensors for use in the United States,’ added Henderson.
‘We will vigorously protect our investment in designing and developing this breakthrough technology from anyone who would infringe on our intellectual property rights.’