Dell Computer Up 2.1% in Late Trading, but Faces Patent Lawsuit

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Dell Computer

(DELL) - Get Report

was up 2.1% in late trading. Dutch computer maker

Tulip Computers International

is suing the company, alleging in papers filed late Friday that Dell infringed on a Tulip patent. Tulip, which owns the


brand, said the infringement covers $17 billion worth of sales by Dell.