Companies Sue Apple Over iPhone Screen Tech

Two Scottish companies, Picsel (Research) Ltd. and Picsel Technologies Ltd. have filed a patent infringement lawsuit against Apple in the U.S. District Court of Delaware.  The lawsuit claims that the iPhone and iPod Touch use screen rendering technology that infringes on their patents.

Picsel (Research) Ltd. is the owner of the entire right, title and interest in and to U.S. Patent No. 7,009,626 entitled "Systems and Methods for Generating Visual Representations of Graphical Data and Digital Document Processing" (the "'626 patent"), a copy of which is attached hereto as Exhibit "A".

Upon information and belief, Apple is in the business of making, using, selling, offering for sale and/or importing cellular phones and other handheld devices that are capable of browsing the internet that infringe the '626 patent. Examples of infringing Apple handheld devices include the Apple iPhone and Apple iPod Touch.
According to the lawsuit, the technology is use to accelerate zooming and panning across documents and web pages.

Picsel's website indicates that the company's technology is found on 250 million devices worldwide, with a customer list that includes KDDI, Motorola, Nokia, NTT DoCoMo, Palm, Samsung, Sony Ericsson and Sharp.

Read the complaint embedded below:

Via:  Justia
Drago 5 years ago

ha ha looks like apple is in for it big time. You would think that a multi billion dollar corporation wouldnt be that stupid to infringe on patents and not pay the required fees to the company that owns the patent for the use of it.

Oblio211 5 years ago

I find it kind of ironic since they are always suing other companies for ripping off their patents. I hope they take a bath on this...doubful though.

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