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Apple Sued for allegedly using a Company's Patented 'Lead-Free Solders' Technology in all of their Major Products

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Singapore Asahi Chemical & Solder Industries Pte Ltd. filed a patent infringement lawsuit against Apple in Cleveland yesterday. The company claims that Apple has infringed on patent #6,176,947 titled "Lead-free Solders." The company believes that Apple incorporates their technology in all of their main products from the iMac through to the iPhone.


The patent was granted to H-Technologies Group, Inc., an intellectual property and service company providing business and technological solutions to the electronics industry. Singapore Asahi Chemical & Solder Industries states that they're the assignee of the patent and yet they don't appear as such on the patent as of this date.


It would strongly suggest that the paperwork for Singapore Asahi Chemical to be recognized as the assignee is still in the works and that they're the assignee of the patent for the purpose of suing Apple.


See the full complaint filed with the court below courtesy of Patently Apple.  


Singapore Asahi Chemical & Solder Industries PTE LTD Sues Apple for Patent Infringement by Jack Purcher on Scribd


The company (like most patent trolls) wants the court to force Apple to pay them a "reasonable royalty."


The patent infringement case presented in today's report was filed yesterday in the Ohio Northern District Court, Cleveland Office. The Presiding Judge in this case is noted as being Judge James S. Gwin.


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