“511 Innovations, Inc. is the latest patent troll to file a complaint against Apple with the U.S. District Court for Eastern Texas, claiming that the iPhone’s proximity sensor infringes upon five of its patents,” Joe Rossignol reports for MacRumors.

Rossignol reports, “The asserted patents, filed between 1999 and 2012, relate to various methods for measuring optical characteristics of an object, such as color spectrums, translucence, gloss, and position detection.”

“511 Innovations is a Texas-based non-practicing entity that does not appear to sell any sensor-related products, but instead seeks to enforce its patented technologies through litigation,” Rossignol reports. “Eastern Texas is a common district for patent holding firms to target larger companies like Apple…”

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MacDailyNews Take: Hooray, once again, for the Rocket Docket! (sarcasm)