Logic Devices, who has provided high performance application-specific circuits for industrial and defense systems for nearly 30 years, has filed a patent infringement lawsuit against Apple. The patent infringement lawsuit concerns Apple's iOS and more.
Logic Devices begins their complaint before the court with a little of the company's history which includes the fact that their technology is highly valued in products that have supported the transition of studio broadcast equipment to high definition broadcasting and the conversion of movie theaters to digital media. That their technology has been used in high resolution medical diagnostic imaging systems, the telecommunications network backbone and even military applications related to Cruise and Patriot missile systems.
Years ago, Logic Devices acquired assets from HP, namely the "SPROC" processor and intellectual property. In 1992 the SPROC architecture was awarded the "DSP Innovation of the Year" by Electronic Magazine.
Part of the SPROC architecture and intellectual property included novel programming systems that utilized innovative techniques and methods to combine single-chip programmability and parallel-processor efficiency, thereby making programming the SPROC processor much easier, less costly and more efficient than before.
Logic Device's complaint then states that "Apple, through its development, programming, modifying, enhancement, debugging, updating and compiling of its operating systems and other software used in the iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, iPad mini, and Apple TV devices (collectively, the Apple Products), has used these patented programming systems to develop its operating systems and other software for these Apple Products.
Logic Devices alleges that Apple's iOS has infringed upon their 1996 patent 5,524, 244 as noted below in our graphic.
In their prayer for relief before the court they are claiming that Apple's infringement of their patent was willful, which in legal speak, means that they want triple damages awarded to theme should Apple be found guilty.
The patent infringement case presented in today's report was filed in the California Northern District Court, San Jose Office. The Presiding Judge in this case is noted as being Judge Howard R. Lloyd. The filing being made public today by our source was officially filed on June 26, 2013
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