Rothschild Storage Retrieval Innovations (RSRI) has filed a patent infringement lawsuit against Apple in Miami Florida. The patent infringement lawsuit basically concerns Apple's Photos app features relating to "Years, Collections and Moments" and AirDrop.
Rothschild Storage Retrieval Innovations (RSRI) formal complaint before the court in-part states the following: "Apple has at no time, either expressly or impliedly, been licensed under Patent 8,437,797 or the '797 Patent. RSRI is informed and believes, and thereupon alleges, that Apple, without authorization or license, have been, and are currently directly or indirectly infringing one or more claims of the '797 Patent in violation of 35 U.S.C. § 271.
RSRI is informed and believes, and thereupon alleges, that Apple has directly infringed, literally and/or under the doctrine of equivalents, and will continue to directly infringe each patent claim of the '797 Patent by making, using, selling, offering to sell, and/or importing into the United States products that embody or practice the apparatus and/or method covered by one or more claims of the '797 Patent, including but not limited to iOS devices such as Apple's iPhones 5s, 5c, and 5, iPads Air, 4th Generation, and mini (with and without retina display), and iPod touch 5th Generation (collectively referred to as "Accused Products").
The Accused Products' infringing functionalities include but are not limited sharing a group of photos based on geographic locations, called "Moments," to another mobile device. The Accused Products' infringing functionalities additionally include "AirDrop" to pair iOS devices to Contacts Only or to other iOS devices to transmit and receive a plurality of photographs."
The patent infringement case presented in today's report was filed in the Florida Southern District Court, Miami Office, Miami-Dade. The Presiding Judge in this case is noted as being Judge Marcia G. Cooke.
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