“Somaltus, LLC has filed a complaint against Apple today in [the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas], accusing the iPhone maker of infringing upon its 2010 patent related to complex battery technologies,” Joe Rossignol reports for MacRumors. “The small Frisco, Texas-based firm also filed lawsuits against Asus, Lenovo, Samsung, Sony, and Toshiba over the same patent.”

“The lawsuit claims that the iPhone 6s and any similar devices sold by Apple infringe upon U.S. Patent No. 7,657,386, titled ‘Integrated Battery Service System,’ and seeks unspecified monetary damages or, alternatively, a running royalty on sales of infringing devices from the time of judgment going forward,” Rossignol reports.

“Somaltus, LLC generally fits the description of a ‘patent troll,’ as it does not appear to provide any obvious products or services and lacks an easily identifiable online presence,” Rossignol reports. “Nevertheless, it has successfully reached out-of-court settlements with automakers like Ford and Nissan in the past in relation to the same particular patent.”

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