Patent Troll Nova Intellectual Solutions of Texas has filed a patent infringement lawsuit against Apple using a Novatel Wireless patent that they've acquired. Yesterday this patent troll sued Apple, HTC, Huawei, LG and Amazon in separate filings with the court over the same patent as noted in the graphic below.
According to their court filing they claim that " Defendant [Apple] has infringed patent 8,208,517 (the '517 patent) by using, selling, and/or offering to sell, within the United States, and/or by importing into the United States, products including, but not limited to, mobile data hot spots and data modems, which embody and/or practice at least claim 1 of the '517 patent by providing a wireless gateway device which allows multiple wireless devices to access the internet through a wireless communication system in violation of 35 U.S.C. § 271 (the "Accused Products"). The Accused Products include, but are not limited to, the iPhone 4s, iPhone 5, iPhone 5s, iPhone 6 Plus, iPhone 6s, iPhone 6s Plus, iPad Pro with cellular connectivity, and iPad 2 with cellular connectivity.
Nova Intellectual Solutions seeks the court to grant them a reasonable ongoing royalty.
The patent infringement case presented in today's report was filed in the California Southern District Court, San Diego Office. The Presiding Judge in this case is noted as being Judge John A. Houston.
In July 2015 we reported that Apple remained the number one target of patent trolls.
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