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Apple facing yet another patent lawsuit over iPhone

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By Charles Starrett

Contributing Editor
Published: Tuesday, May 4, 2010
News Categories: Apple, iPhone

Apple has become the target of yet another patent infringement lawsuit over the iPhone. The Loop reports that California-based NetAirus Technologies has filed a patent infringement suit against the iPhone-maker, claiming that the iPhone, iPhone 3G, and iPhone 3GS infringe on NetAirus’ patent for a “Wireless Handset Communication System.” The suit claims that the entire concept behind the iPhone is infringing, instead of focusing on one or more of the device’s attributes. The patent in question describes a “small light weight modular microcomputer based computer and communications systems, designed for both portability and desktop uses,” featuring several functions similar to the iPhone’s, including “bi-directional realtime communications of voice, audio, text, graphics and video data,” a “telephone-like handset,” and a “relative large flat panel display device assembly.” NetAirus is seeking a ruling that forces Apple to halt production of the iPhone, as well as cash damages.

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Comments

1

More moneygrabbers.
I just Googled them, their only claim to fame is that they are suing Apple.
According to their website, They don’t have any marketable or prototype product that can back up their patent. Their main business model is helping people set up VMWare machines.

Posted by Dan Woods on May 4, 2010 at 12:36 PM (PDT)

2

HAHAHAHAHAH!!!

THEY PATENTED THE SMART PHONE! GOOD JOB! GO FOR THE WHEEL NEXT!

Posted by Tony O on May 4, 2010 at 12:48 PM (PDT)

3

True story - Ten years ago I patented a ring-like device through which waste passes after being processed through a simple process of grinding, acid slurry and then nutrient extraction. You are all in breach of this patent.

I’ll see all your butts in court.

Posted by Warren Piece on May 4, 2010 at 1:25 PM (PDT)

4

These people must be desperate.  Even if they have a case, do they really think that Apple can’t buy the ruling they need?

Posted by Greg K. on May 4, 2010 at 4:53 PM (PDT)

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