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Nevada's Adaptive Data has filed a patent infringement lawsuit against Apple. The patent infringement lawsuit concerns Apple's use of Bluetooth in a manner that infringes this patent troll's acquired patents from Florida's Paradyne Corp.


Adaptive Data's court filing states that "Upon information and belief, Defendant directly infringes the '347 Patent in violation of 35 U.S.C. ยง 271(a) by offering to sell, selling, and importing, Bluetooth-enabled devices in and into the United States in a manner that infringes the '347 Patent." The two patents that Apple allegedly infringes are noted as being 6,243,391 and 6,108,347.


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Elsewhere in the filing they note that "Upon information and belief, Defendant Apple, Inc. sells and offers to sell products and services throughout the United States, including in this judicial district, and introduces products and services that perform infringing processes into the stream of commerce knowing that they would be sold in this judicial district and elsewhere in the United States." No products were listed in their filing as they're suing too many companies to get specific.


Like most patent trolls, or "non-practicing entities" as the court lists them, Adaptive sued a long list of 20 tech companies individually within the last few weeks including Asus Computer, AMD, Acer, Amazon, AT&T, Avaya, BlackBerry and many others all in the hope that one will be forced to pay them life-long royalties.


The patent infringement case presented in today's report was filed in the Delaware District Court, Wilmington Office. At present, no Judge has been assigned to the case.


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