MicroUnity Systems Engineering, Inc has recently filed a patent infringement lawsuit against Dell, Inc and Intel Corp in the United States District Court in Marshall, Texas.
The lawsuit alleges that certain Dell computer systems and Intel microprocessors infringe seven MicroUnity patents that cover key aspects of multimedia processing and computer architecture.
According to a statement, MicroUnity has an extensive patent portfolio covering computer architecture and technology especially useful in multimedia and communications applications.
MicroUnity’s lawsuit alleges that basic core features of Dell’s computer systems and Intel’s microprocessors infringe the patents-in-suit. These infringing features include the SSE (Streaming SIMD Extension) and SSE2 multimedia extensions, as well as the HT (Hyper-Threading) features provided in Dell’s and Intel’s newest products.