Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Apple sued over Caller ID


After suing nearly every popular android smartphone manufacturer, Apple is currently getting a taste of its own medicine.

U.S. company, Cequint claims that Apple is infringing two patents for caller- identification technology. Cequint has presented the following patents, 7,200,212 and 6,353,664 that "identifies a calling party's telephone number, household name, and city and/or state location".

Like me, you have probably have never heard of Cequint, but their Enhanced Caller ID can be found in U.S. Cellular's City ID and T-Mobile’s Name ID. Also Cequint's partners (listed on its website) are AT&T, Alltel, U.S. Cellular, Qualcomm, Casio, LG, Huawei, RIM, Sony, Casio, HTC, Motorola, Nokia, Google, and Samsung.

According to Bloomberg, The case will be held in the U.S. District Court, District of Delaware (Wilmington).

This is the forth case concerning Apple's Caller ID, just a few months ago Classco had sued Apple, HTC, RIM, HP and Samsung over caller ID patent infringements and back in 2008, and Romek Figa sued Nokia with the Finnish manufacturer winning the case and receiving royalties.

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