Immersion and Apple Come to Terms Over Touch Patents
Immersion Corporation today said it has reached an accord with Apple concerning touch feedback patents. Immersion sued Apple in 2016 over the iPhone's use of touch and haptic technology. Later, the U.S. International Trade Commission agreed to weigh the case. Immersion now says it has entered into settlement and license agreements with Apple. The terms are confidential.
Apple Improves iPhone 6s and 6s Plus with 3D Touch
Sep 9, 2015
Apple today announced the iPhone 6s and 6s Plus, which are enhanced versions last year's iPhones. Like the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus, the 6s and 6s Plus have 4.7-inch and 5.5-inch screens, respectively, slim metal designs, and fingerprint readers built into the home button.
Immersion Hits Apple with 3D Touch Lawsuit
Feb 12, 2016
Immersion has filed multiple lawsuits against Apple and AT&T, claiming the two violate its haptic feedback patents. Specifically, Immersion believes the Apple iPhone 6/6 Plus, iPhone 6s/6s Plus, Apple Watch, Watch Sport, and Watch Edition make use to two patents pertaining to "haptic feedback system with stored effects" and "method and apparatus for providing tactile sensations." The iPhone 6s and 6s Plus are further accused of infringing a third patent for "interactivity model for shared feedback on mobile devices" — or 3D Touch, the defining feature of the two phones.
Immersion Files Patent Complaint Against Apple
Jun 7, 2016
The U.S. International Trade Commission today said it plans to investigate allegations made by Immersion that Apple and AT&T are violating its patents.
Nvidia and Samsung Strike Patent Deal, Drop Lawsuits
May 2, 2016
Nvidia today said it has settled its patent-related litigation with Samsung. The company first sued Samsung in 2014 over smartphone patents and was later sued in turn by Samsung.
Apple Sues Qualcomm Over Royalties, Qualcomm Bites Back
Jan 21, 2017
Apple has filed a lawsuit against partner Qualcomm, alleging the mobile chipmaker used its monopoly power to push for "onerous, unreasonable and costly" licensing terms. Moreover, Apple says Qualcomm prevented it from seeking chips from other suppliers between 2011 and 2016.