“‘We will be looking very carefully at the iPhone,’ is the warning to Apple from Southampton-based touch sensor specialist Quantum Research, which already has one lawsuit proceeding against Apple for patent infringement, and is prepared to bring another,” David Manners reports for Electronics Weekly.
“‘The description of the iPhone suggests it uses a rear-surface touch screen, and has proximity sensing which can tell if it is held to the ear. That’s a QR capability,’ Duncan Bryan, licensing director at Quantum Research, told EW,” Manners reports.
Manners reports, “If Apple has used charge transfer technology, QR’s patented technology, to give the iPhone that capability, then Apple could be infringing the firm’s patent… QR is currently selling chips to Apple which it uses in products…”
Full article here.
[Thanks to MacDailyNews Reader “Judge Bork” for the heads up.]
Quantum Research Group sues Apple over iPod Click Wheel charge-transfer tech – January 22, 2007