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Tuesday, November 25, 2008

【アップル iPhoneの特許侵害で訴えられる】

Apple sued over tech that helps iPhone surf Web (REUTERS)

                 

iPhoneのブラウザーが特許侵害しているということで訴えられたそうだ。

ロイターの記事によると、訴えを起こしたのはロサンジェルスの不動産開発業者で、彼が経営する、従業員が一人しか居ないEMG Technology LLCが、先月取得したモバイル用ウェブサイトを最適化する特許をアップルが侵害しているという。

そんなこと言ったら、G1とかBlackBerryとか、他の携帯端末だって同じように侵害しているはずなんだけど、今回の訴訟の対象はiPhoneのみ。

ちなみに、この訴訟を担当しているStanley Gibson弁護士、最近もMedtronic社を相手取った特許侵害のケースで、約570億円の判決を勝ち取っているそうだけど、今回はどうなる?

BOSTON (Reuters) - Apple Inc is the target of a lawsuit that claims a technology the iPhone uses to surf the Web infringes on a patent filed by Los Angeles real estate developer Elliot Gottfurcht and two co-inventors.

The lawsuit was filed by EMG Technology LLC on Monday in the U.S. District Court in Tyler, Texas. EMG was founded by Gottfurcht, is based in Los Angeles with an office in Tyler, and has just one employee.

The suit alleges that the technology the iPhone uses to navigate and display some websites designed for small phone screens infringes on a patent obtained last month by Gottfurcht and his co-inventors and assigned to EMG.

EMG has not considered suing companies such as HTC Corp, maker of the G1 Google phone, and Research in Motion Ltd, maker of the BlackBerry, which also produce devices that can display mobile websites, according to Gottfurcht's lawyer Stanley Gibson, a partner with the Los Angeles law firm Jeffer, Mangels, Butler & Marmaro.

Gibson was one of several attorneys who prosecuted a recent patent infringement case against Medtronic Inc that resulted in a $570 million verdict for his clients, according to a statement issued by his law firm.

November 25, 2008 in Business, Web/Tech | Permalink

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