IBM Wants The US To Nuke Asustek From Orbit
IBM said the infringing products include notebook computers, servers, routers, and some components. It said the patents cover important aspects of computer systems, including power supplies, computer-cooling and computer-clustering capabilities.
Asustek has been trying to establish its own brand, following in the footsteps of Taiwanese rival Acer. It has set a goal of becoming the world's fifth-largest notebook computer vendor by 2010.
Asustek had a licensing pact in place with IBM until the end of 2004, so it appears that IBM thinks Asus has kept on using IBM technology long after they forgot IBM's address. It's unclear if the Asus Eee PC is included in the products alleged to be infringing on IBM's patents.