“Texas base patent troll Hilltop Technology LLC has filed a patent infringement lawsuit against Apple. The patent infringement lawsuit concerns Apple’s iPad Air and other Apple devices using a capacitive touch display,” Jack Purcher reports for Patently Apple.
“Hilltop states in their complaint before the court that ‘On information and belief, Apple has been and now is infringing the ‘503 Patent in the State of Texas, in this judicial district, and elsewhere in the United States by making, using, importing, selling or offering to sell touch panel devices that incorporate the touch panel structure according to the ‘503 Patent,'” Purcher reports. “‘On information and belief, examples of Apple’s products that infringe the ‘503 Patent include, but are not limited to, all Apple products having a capacitive type touch panel, including its iPad Air having capacitive-type Touch-On-Lens (TOL) touch panels,’ [Hilltop states].”
Purcher reports, “The patent infringement case presented in today’s report was filed in the Texas Eastern District Court, Marshall Office.”
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MacDailyNews Take: The Texas Eastern District Court, Marshall Office. Otherwise known as Trollville, USA.
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