Apple steals touchscreen technology

How ballsy would it be to sue a multi-billion dollar franchise like Apple? It’s been done several times before and it is happening again. This, however, involved a patent infringement case.

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Writer for Mashable.com, Kellen Beck further discussed the lawsuit in this article.

The company, Immersion, stated that the iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus, 6S, 6S Plus and Apple Watch used its patented technologies in their touch systems, including vibration feedback for different touches and previews of actions at a light touch.

Immersion has filed several complaints against other technology companies including Sony, Google, Microsoft and a few others. They won in all three of the above cases.

While the company is flattered that others are interested in furthering their haptic technologies, “Immersion said it is seeking damages for the infringement as well as a cease-and-desist order to stop the products from being sold in the U.S.”

Apple declined to comment, as they are currently facing other charges for errors within their iPhones as well as issues regarding iOS 9.

I suppose Immersion hasn’t gone completely mad in making such claims because they have won in similar cases multiple times before. It just doesn’t seem plausible for a significantly smaller company to go after a name with as much international popularity as Apple, which has a market value of $605 billion.

To read more in Immersion’s press release, click here.

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