Though it won't reach store shelves until next month, Amazon's new Kindle Fire is already the target of a patent lawsuit.
A company called Smartphone Technologies filed the suit last Friday in Texas Eastern District Court accusing the Fire tablet of violating four of its patents.
Smartphone Technologies is owned by Acacia Research, a firm that buys and licenses patents and is seen by many as a patent troll. Acacia has kept the courts busy launching suits against the likes of Apple and Research In Motion.
The patents named in the suit against Amazon seem to include several … Read more