Apple’s Getting Sued Because the iPhone Makes Phone Calls

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Corydoras Technologies LLC, a Texasa-based company, has filed a lawsuit against Apple claiming that the company infringes its patents by allowing the iPhone to make phone calls and send emails wirelessly.

Yes, you read that correctly. A Texas company is mad at a phone maker for basically making a device capable of doing what a phone has to do to be considered a phone. Geez…

Anyway, even though it seems like the iPhone should be the only device in question, it’s not, as Corydoras Technologies have also brought up the iPad since it can make FaceTime audio calls alongside send emails over Wi-Fi. As Patently Apple reports,

The Corydoras Technologies lawsuit file with the court states in-part that “Apple’s Accused iPhones and Accused iPads are capable of voice communication. For example, the Accused iPhones are made and sold with the capability to be used in telephone calls and FaceTime Audio calls. By way of further example, the Accused iPads are made and sold with the capability to be used in FaceTime Audio calls.

In addition, front-facing cameras, call-blocking and displaying a device’s geographic location are also all in question about the iPhone and iPad’s capabilities which violate this patent troll’s “rights”. All the devices in question include the iPhone 4, 4S, 5, 5S, 5C, 6, 6 Plus, 6S, 6S Plus and SE; and the iPad 2, iPad 3rd generation, iPad 4th generation, iPad Pro, iPad Air, iPad Air 2, iPad mini, iPad mini 2, iPad mini 3, and iPad mini 4. Apparently, these guys didn’t remember that Macs can make FaceTime audio calls too, however we’ll have to see if they do think of it in the future.

Hopefully, this claim is just totally laughed out at the Texas Eastern District Court in Anderson County and isn’t taken seriously. I couldn’t see the normal person defending this claim whatsoever unless said person worked for Corydoras Technologies. Identical lawsuits have also be filed against Samsung, but let’s not go there…


Source: Patently Apple via 9to5Mac




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