Three brothers living in Texas who own a 2002 patent titled "Communication and proximity Authorization Systems," are suing Apple for patent infringement. According to their document filed with the court, Apple's AirPort and AirPort Extreme products infringe on their intellectual property. If Apple is found guilty, the plaintiffs are seeking a "reasonable" royalty from Apple.
The patent infringement case presented in today's report was filed in the Texas Eastern District Court. At present, no Judge has been assigned to the case. To review the plaintiff's patent, click here.
The Plaintiff's listed in the court document include: 1. Charles C. Freeny III is an individual residing in Flower Mound, Texas; 2. Bryan E. Freeny is an individual residing in Ft. Worth, Texas; and 3. James P. Freeny is an individual residing in Spring, Texas.
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