“Filed in the Central District of California Western Division, NetAirus claims that Apple’s iPhone infringes ‘380 patent,” Dalrymple reports. “The patent issued on September 5, 2006 and held by NetAirus describes a ‘Wireless Handset Communication System.'”
“Unlike some patent lawsuits that claim part of a company’s product infringes on its patent, NetAirus seems to claim the entire iPhone concept is infringing on its patent,” Dalrymple reports. “NetAirus claims that the iPhone, iPhone 3G and iPhone 3GS all infringe on this patent.”
Dalrymple reports, “The lawsuit is asking the court to stop Apple from making the iPhone and cash damages.”
Full article, with NetAirus’ patent description, here.
MacDailyNews Take: If that patent isn’t deemed to be overly broad, it’s hard to imagine what patent would be.