Apple and RIM Targeted by Patent Firm in Newest Lawsuit
Apple and Research In Motion have been sued for patent infringement by a shell company located in Texas. Touchscreen Gestures alleges that Apple and RIM infringe on patents related to scrolling, double tap, tap-and-drag, and single-tap gestures on devices such as the iPhone, iPad, and BlackBerry Torch and PlayBook. The four patents in question were originally awarded to a Taiwanese firm called Sentelic in 2007 and 2008. It's unclear what Touchscreen Gestures' relationship to Sentelic is.
Smartflash Sues Apple Again Over Newer iPhones
Smartflash, a Texas-based patent holding firm that won a courtroom victory over Apple earlier this week, is suing the company again. According to Smartflash, it was unable to include Apple's most recent devices, such as the iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus, and iPad Air 2, in its initial lawsuit.
Apple Cleared of Violating Conversant Patents
Apple was exonerated in a Texas courtroom Monday where a jury found it had not infringed on five wireless patents held by Conversant Intellectual Property Management. Core Wireless, a Conversant subsidiary, sued Apple in 2012 over a dozen patents.
Apple Hit with $533 Million Judgment in Patent Trial
Apple was found guilty of infringing on three patents held by a company called Smartflash and must pay the firm $532.9 million. A federal jury in Texas reached the verdict Tuesday and said Apple violated the patents willfully.
Apple Found Guilty of Infringing U. of Wisconsin Patent
Apple is facing a massive judgment in a patent complaint concerning processors found in the iPhone and iPad. A jury in Madison, Wisconsin, found Apple guilty of using a patent owned by the University of Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation (WARF) without permission.