ADAPTIX Inc., of Dallas Texas is an award-winning technology company long recognized in the industry as one of the first developers of cutting edge OFDMA-based mobile wireless systems. The company claims to have conceived, built, and patented critical equipment and network features that form the foundation of today's advanced 4G broadband wireless technology and systems. Late Friday, the company launched a patent infringement lawsuit against Apple over their new iPad with LTE and Retina Display. On a second front, Apple has been sued by NovelPoint Security over Intel based Macs allegedly using their technology to thwart viruses.
The Alleged Patent Infringements In-Part
In ADAPTIX Inc.'s Count One they allege Infringement of US Patent 7,454,212.
The formal complaint reads as follows: "On information and belief, Apple is directly and/or indirectly infringing at least one claim of the '212 Patent in this judicial district and elsewhere in Texas and the United States by, among other things, making, using, offering for sale, selling and/or importing computerized devices including without limitation Retina display iPads sold to AT&T which, at a minimum, directly infringe the '212 Patent."
In Count Two, ADAPTIX claims infringement of US Patent 6,947,748. The complaint is identical to the one presented in Count One above. It should also be noted that the lawsuit includes AT&T for selling the new iPad the LTE.
The case was filed on March 9, 2012 in the United States Texas Eastern District Court, Tyler Office. The presiding Judge in this case is noted as being Judge Leonard Davis.
It should be noted that ADAPTIX, Inc. was acquired by Acacia Research Corporation in January 2012. According Wikipedia, Acacia Research Corporation has adopted the business model known as patent trolling.
NovelPoint Security Sues Apple
On another front, Apple is being sued by NovelPoint Security LLC. The lawsuit involves patents that include a computer security system covered by one or more claims of patents 5,434,562 and 6,212,635. The computer systems noted in the complaint are Intel based Macs starting in 2006.
Is this another patent troll case? It appears so. The court document reads: "Plaintiff is the owner by assignment of the '562 Patent with sole rights to enforce the '562 Patent and sue infringers." I don't know how you would read that otherwise.
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