“A Pennsylvania company by the name of FlatWorld has filed a patent infringement lawsuit against Apple in the California Northern District Court in San Francisco,” Jack Purcher reports for Patently Apple. “The patent infringement lawsuit concerns Apple’s entire line-up of touch related products.”
“Once again, a company is suing Apple regarding touch technology that doesn’t relate to Apple’s multi-touch technology in any way,” Purcher reports. “The patent background states that the inventor ‘developed a testing tool with a touch screen programmed to allow children to directly manipulate or move objects on the screen, and ‘hide’ them behind other objects.'”
Purcher writes, “It’s very difficult to understand how this relates to any of Apple’s iDevices or Magic Mouse for that matter. In my opinion, it’s simply a bizarre stretch. It’s also difficult for the average Joe to understand how a company who took assignment of a patent for the sole purpose of suing others can actually claim that they’ve been ‘damaged’ in any way by products for which they have no equivalents.”
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