Apple is being sued by e-Watch Inc. (and e-Watch Corporation) for allegedly infringing upon patents 7,365,871 7,643,168 which are both titled "Apparatus for Capturing, Converting and Transmitting a Visual Image Signal via a Digital Transmission System."
According to e-Watch's formal complaint, the patents noted above disclose an image capture, conversion, compression, storage and transmission system. The system provides a data signal representing the image in a format and protocol capable of being transmitted over transmission systems and received equipment receiving stations. In its most comprehensive form, the system is capable of capturing/receiving and sending audio, documentary and visual image data to and from remote stations. .
Upon information and belief, Apple manufactures, provides, sells, offers for sale, and/or distributes certain infringing camera phones that are capable of operating over cellular networks, including by way of example iPhone 4S ("Camera Phones"). By doing so, Defendant has infringed the Patents.
Upon information and belief, Defendant's Camera Phones are infringing systems. Defendant encourages and instructs its customers to use these infringing systems in a manner that infringes the Patents.
The patent infringement case presented in today's report was filed in the Texas Eastern District Court, Marshall Office. At present, no Judge has been assigned to the case.
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