Apple iPhone Sued Over Multiple Patents31 March 2009
The company faces multiple lawsuits regarding the iPhone's camera, the manner by which it accesses iTunes, and its e-book capabilities.
Accolade Systems alleges that Apple is indirectly violating a CMOS patent with the iPhone's 2-megapixel camera.
Another lawsuit filed in Texas alleges Apple is infringing on three patents for wirelessly sending content to a portable device. Affinity Labs' lawsuit said the technology Apple uses to transfer voice mails and music streaming is a violation of patent law. It's also targeting the iTunes and App Store juggernauts, claiming these popular virtual stores utilize protected technology for browsing, downloading, and transferring content.
Apple also is facing legal pressure for the iPhone's ability to display e-books, as Monec Holding filed suit in a Virginia district court accusing Apple of violating its patent for a "lightweight" electronic device with a "touch-screen" LCD display.
Apple did not comment on the various lawsuits, and generally does not talk about pending litigation.
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