Apple sued over iPhone technology

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by spikescot2005, Feb 18, 2009.

  1. spikescot2005 macrumors member

    Oct 23, 2008
    Scotland, Glasgow
    A Scottish company is suing Apple over claims the computer giant illegally used patented technology on its famous iPhone and iTouch products.

    Glasgow-based Picsel Technologies filed its lawsuit at Delaware District Court.

    It claims Apple used "a key component" from one of its inventions which allows users to scan through on-screen content without experiencing prolonged delays.

    Picsel wants compensation for the units already sold, unspecified damages and patent damages.

    In a statement, Picsel's US lawyers, Nixon Peabody, said: "Picsel claims that Apple has implemented a key component from Picsel's mobile rendering functionality, which enables users to scan through all kinds of on-screen content without experiencing prolonged screen update cycles.

    "Without Picsel's technology, users can be subjected to prolonged delays while 'zooming' and 'panning' documents, web pages and images.

    "This core rendering feature is a key contributor to the unique visual experience delivered by Picsel."

    Apple said it did not comment on pending litigation.

  2. northy014 macrumors regular

    Aug 26, 2008
    Let's be honest, some company or other sues Apple all the time - they're pretty unlikely to win, after all they have $28bn in cash to spend on lawyers!
  3. rburly macrumors 6502a


    Jan 15, 2009
    Good luck to Picsel. They're not likely to get any money out of Apple.
  4. Stampyhead macrumors 68020


    Sep 3, 2004
    London, UK
    It's funny that they waited until the iPhone had been out almost two years before figuring this out.
  5. kdarling macrumors P6


    Jun 9, 2007
    First university coding class = 47 years ago
    Not unusual.

    Apple isn't exactly open about their code. It could easily take a while to determine something like this.

    It took a while before ATT was sued over Visual Voicemail, too, but they ended up settling.

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