Spring Design Sues Barnes & Noble Over Nook

Posted: Nov 3 2009, 10:00am CST | by , Updated: Aug 11 2010, 5:15pm CDT, in News | Hot Gadgets

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You may recall that dual screen eBook reader that turned up last month from Spring Design running Android and called the Alex. The company has announced that is has filed a lawsuit against Barnes & Noble for allegedly infringing on its intellectual property with the design and features of its Nook eReader announced recently.

“Spring Design unfortunately had to take the appropriate action to protect its intellectual property rights,” said Spring Design Vice President of Sales and Marketing, Eric Kmiec. “We showed the Alex e-book design to Barnes & Noble in good faith with the intention of working together to provide a superior dual screen e-book to the market.”

Spring developed and first filed patents for its eBook reader in 2006 and claims to have had many conference calls and meetings with Barnes & Noble executives about the Alex. The company also claims that the executives at Barnes & Noble never said anything about using the features from the Alex until the Nook was made public.

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