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Elan files complaint against Apple with ITC

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By Charles Starrett

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Published: Tuesday, March 30, 2010
News Categories: Apple, iPad, iPhone, iPod

Taiwanese firm Elan Microelectronics has filed a patent infringement complaint against Apple with the U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC). The AFP reports that the complaint alleges that Apple is violating Elan’s patents related to touch-sensitive input devices with multi-touch capabilities, specifically with the iPhone, iPod touch, MacBook laptops, the Magic Mouse, and the iPad. “We have taken the step of filing the ITC complaint as a continuation of our efforts to enforce our patent rights against Apple’s ongoing infringement,” Elan said in a statement. “A proceeding in the ITC offers a quick and effective way for Elan to enforce its patent.” Elan requesting that the ITC bar Apple from importing the products into the United States, and prevent it from selling any of the products in the United States that it has already imported. Elan filed a lawsuit against Apple in April of 2009 over the same alleged infringement. [via MDN]

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If Elan was so concerned about their patent, where were they when the first iPhone was released? Makes one wonder if the delay might effect the current complaint.

Posted by Just Me on March 30, 2010 at 2:13 PM (PDT)

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