Apple's iPhone 6 is targeted in new Patent Infringement Lawsuit
Lance Parker IP, LLC, has filed a patent infringement lawsuit against Apple in Texas Eastern District Court, Tyler office, claiming that Apple has infringed upon three patents owned by Lance Parker. The first lawsuit involves 8,494,560 entitled "System, Method and Program Product for Location Based Services, Asset Management and Tracking."
According to the court document, "Apple has directly infringed, and continues to directly infringe, at least one claim of the '560 Patent under 35 U.S.C. § 271, literally and/or under the doctrine of equivalents. Defendant's infringing acts include, but are not limited to: making, using, selling, and offering to sell its electronic devices and software. These Apple products, among other infringing features, provide the capability to determine the geographic location of mobile devices and remotely send commands to them.
As one example, Apple currently makes, uses, and sells the Apple iPhone 6 in conjunction with its iCloud service. These products infringe at least one claim of the '560 Patent, at least by providing the capability to determine the geographic location of the iPhone 6 and remotely send commands to it.
The other two patents in this case making the same claims include patent 9,143,923 entitled "System and Method for Remote Control of a Mobile Device," and patent 9,143,934 entitled "System and Method for Remote Control of a Mobile Device."
The Presiding Judge in this case is noted as being Judge Rodney Gilstrap. The case number quoted is 6:2015cv00893.
In July we reported that Apple remains the number one target of patent trolls in 2015.
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