Apple sued over iPhones making calls, sending email

“A company that seemingly does nothing but license patents or, if necessary, sue other companies to get royalties, has taken aim at Apple,” Don Reisinger reports for Fortune. “But here’s the kicker: the lawsuit alleges that Apple’s last several iPhones and iPads violate a slew of patents related to seemingly standard features, including the ability to place calls as well as sending and receiving emails.”

“A total of six patent infringement claims were brought against Apple by Corydoras Technologies on May 20, according to Apple-tracking site Patently Apple, which obtained a copy of the lawsuit,” Reisinger reports. “The case was brought against Apple in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas. ”

Reisinger reports, “The counts against Apple cover every iPhone dating back to the iPhone 4 and every iPad dating back to the iPad 2.”

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19 Comments

    1. The suits are being brought by Yankees and Californians who set up offices-of-record with no employees in Marshall or Tyler. There are no Southerners—those who can spell “idiot” or otherwise—involved in the grasping.

      They set up these ghost offices so they can file suit in the Eastern District because the local rules make it harder for defendants to obtain a summary judgment. That could have been the case anywhere. The fact that these Federal judges sit in Texas is coincidental.

      The only genuinely local factor is that rural Texans love private property rights and hate big corporations, so the juries are friendly to these claims. That is probably equally true in rural Iowa or Wyoming, but those districts don’t have such friendly local rules, so a jury trial is less likely.

  1. Not to mention lost contacts; playing songs from iTunes without you asking and playing music off of the radio channels without a subscription.

  2. It would seem to me, even the Texas courts would tire of these lawsuits.

    Court Clerk/Judge: Son, this is going to fly. You better go on home and file those papers in that round bin over yonder.

    1. No, they won’t tire of these, this is how Texas courts make money. There is a reason these cases are almost always filed in Texas and not other courts.
      By giving this case their due process they will insure these lawsuits for years to come . . . and their wages.

        1. Unfortunately, that logic does not hold up given 25% of such suits are filed in the Eastern District. The article outlines reasons why the plaintiffs favor this location. If all matters were controlled by the Federal Court system in an equal manner, there would be no reason to file in the Eastern District and there wouldn’t be a cottage industry surrounding plaintiffs locating there:http:
          //www.thisamericanlife.org/radio-archives/episode/441/when-patents-attack
          You’re not seriously arguing this phenomenon is not driven by local factors, are you?

    2. Its not courts or lawyers that make the money on this. The lawyers need rooms to sleep, copies, food, rental cars, etc for them and their staffs, The local economy gets a lot of income and of course, its those same people that form the juries. These juries tend to side with patent holders, even if the one being sued has patents, its the one suing.

      Sad that local people support this crap. And the idea that big companies make the money so its ok to sue them.

      1. “Its not courts or lawyers that make the money on this.”

        I have not heard such a laughable statement in several decades.

        The lawyers get all their expenses plus their fees. The lawyers, in the end, don’t pay for their ” rooms to sleep, copies, food, rental cars, etc for them and their staffs” their clients do. I’ve had the displeasure of being at several companies over the years that have been dragged into such lawsuits. The company always pays. The lawyers never do.

  3. You can waste a few moments reading nonsense posts from (anonymous) Joe, or you can save yourself the time and agravation and just skip (idiot) Joe’s post. You aren’t missing a thing except major and rampant stupidity

    Guess which option is the better choice?

    1. You Democrats sure are touchy. But at least you aren’t “anonymous”, and use your real name, right “peterblood71”? By the way, maybe that condition is from kidney stones; you probably should get that checked out.

  4. I think Joe is really on to something. Obviously Democrats have the REAL control in the APPARENTLY thoroughly Republican state of Texas. The Democrats make them do it.

  5. You can waste a few moments reading any nonsense post from (anonymous) Joe, or you can save yourself the time and agravation and just skip (idiot) Joe’s post. You aren’t missing a thing except major and rampant stupidity

    Guess which option is the better choice?

  6. Hmmm, I noticed Joe is gone now – “DING DONG ONE NOTE DOOFUS JOE IS DEAD!”

    I was responding to him when all his posts disappeared. Thanks MDN! One troll down and a few more to go.

    Back to much more intelligent interaction among us (thought I’m sure many of you might not include me in that but my posts are normally fairly benign. I apologize for my virulent dislike of Joe and subsequent rants, there was something about him especially that was so intensely annoying beyond anything he had to say.

    I appreciate Sean’s posts in particular and others who recognized the social misfit and pariah in our midst. Now back to our regular, enjoyable and more productive MDN site! Ads and all! 😉

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