Elan Microelectronics Sues Apple Over Touch-Screen Rights

05/09/2009 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

TAIPEI -- Taiwanese firm Elan Microelectronics has sued Apple Computer alleging infringement of two of its touch-screen patents, a company spokesman said Wednesday.

The suit was filed late Tuesday afternoon in U.S. District Court in San Francisco, said spokesman Dennis Liu, speaking by phone from the chip design firm's headquarters in Hsinchu, Taiwan.

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