Unwired Planet Inc. files lawsuit against Apple Inc. claiming patent infringement

“A Reno Nevada company by the name of Unwired Planet Inc., formerly Openwave Systems, appears to be gambling on a patent infringement suit against Apple,” Jack Purcher reports for Patently Apple.

“The company is claiming that most everything Apple sells in the way of products and services are in direct violation of ten specific patents that they own,” Purcher reports. “According to information on their website, Unwired Planet filed a complaint in 2011 with the International Trade Commission (ITC) in Washington, DC, requesting that the ITC bar Apple Inc. from importing into the United States their smartphones and tablet computers that they believed infringed on Unwired Planet patents.”

Purcher reports, “Unwired Planet also simultaneously filed a similar complaint in federal district court in Delaware. Unwired Planet is asking the court to award them “reasonable royalties” and much more if Apple is found guilty.”

Much more in the full article here.

MacDailyNews Take: Another day, another lawsuit.

16 Comments

  1. Ya gotta wonder….. why is it taking so long for companies to file patent suits against Apple. The iPhone is over 5 years old. iOS has had great upgrades and additions, but for the most part, still follows the sleek, easy-to-use style from the 1st iPhone. Yet, it’s taking these companies up until last year (and there’ll probably be more to come) to see that the iPhone supposedly “infringes” on their patent? It sounds to me like these companies are trying to get Apple to pay them to go away. I didn’t see any mention of the company filing a suit against Samsung for infringing on what would be the same patents. Which is odd being that Samsung outright copies most of what Apple does with it’s devices.

  2. @ dab2
    “at least these guys actually offer a service to real customers.”
    What service?
    Their web site states
    “Unwired Planet is pursuing a multi-pronged patent monetization strategy,”
    I am tired of MDN contributers spouting rubbish that is not supported by the facts. It wastes my time and makes you look both lazy and stupid..

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