Callet Sues Hex and Apple Over 'Slavish Copy' of iPhone Case/Wallet Design

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    Callet World is suing case-maker Hex over that company's Solo Wallet iPhone case and credit card holder. Callet alleges Hex's case is a direct copy of a case design that Callet holds a design patent for.

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    Callet has sued both Hex and Apple in U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York for violating a design patent of Callet's design of a iPhone case and credit card holder. The company accuses Hex of manufacturing the infringing design, and Apple for selling it. Apple does not carry the Callet in its stores.
    Callet is asking the court for a judgement that the defendants have willfully infringed on the patent, an order enjoining them from continuing to infringe on it, and a judgment award to compensate Callet for financial damages.

    It appears that Callet's claim is primarily with Hex and that Apple is being targeted here because it has deep corporate pockets. Like many major corporations, Apple is sued numerous times each year over a wide variety of matters.

    MacRumors has uploaded the full initial filing on Scribd.

    Article Link: Callet Sues Hex and Apple Over 'Slavish Copy' of iPhone Case/Wallet Design
     
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    Lol?

    They don't even really look that similar as iPhone cases go. :confused:
     
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    I'm becoming a patent lawyer with all these lawsuits going on
     
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    macrumors 68030

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    An attempt of a desperate company to get a settlement? Those cases look nothing alike.
     
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    mr.steevo

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    They are completely different. One has cards in it.
     
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    they must be bankrupt and thats their last hope LOL and im not even surprised, just look at this ugly thing
     
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    Doubt they will win. Especially not against Apple for selling a product. But that's what you do: find everyone you can sue against and let the courts trim it back.
     
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    Callet

    "Now making magazine stands with free iPhone 4"
     
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    one looks like it was designed by a professional and the other looks like it was designed in home-ec class.

    i'll let you all decide which is which.
     
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    I think they're horrible ideas. The last thing I need is for somebody to jack my phone AND my credit cards in one fell swoop. Not to mention, hold one of those up to your ear to talk and you make yourself a bigger target to thieves.
     
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    Seriously!? This is not front page news.

    1. No one cares.
    2. I had a iPod touch gen 1 wallet case from case-mate in 2007 with exactly the same design.
     
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    I highly doubt that Apple has nothing to worry about
     
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    Nightarchaon

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    Its an iPhone case with slots for credits cards, it can only be ONE shape really !!

    this ability to sue over everything and anything is getting on my nerves now. Instead of free market competition we now have a load of companies trying to make something then sue everyone else to make sure there is no competition.
     
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    Slow news day ;)
     
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    The hex one looks nice! The callet... Not so much.
     
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    Thanks Callet, if it wasn't for your lawsuit I would of never realize crappy your products are compared to the competition.
     
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    Inb4 "Inb4 'Apple buy Callet' - 'only Apple can sue others!1!' and so on"...
     
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    How in the world do they have grounds to sue Apple? Apple doesn't have anything to do with the case designs.
     
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    You're a case maker.
    Your life will be hard, then you will die.
    Deal with it.
     
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    From the Callet website: "After a year of research and development these young entrepreneurs have created the first ever convenient, trendy, and affordable all-in-one accessory for the Blackberry and iPhone."

    Thanks guys, but don't give up the day job.
     
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    Would be a day without a lawsuit story. Maybe I should become a lawyer...
     
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    Seriously right? I swear they should rename the site to ****rumors because that's what these rumors have become lately. Actually this isn't even a rumor. Go figure
     

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