Texas-based Corydoras Technologies, LLC has brought a lawsuit against Apple Inc. on claims the technology giant infringed upon seven patents.
In the May 20 suit filed in the Marshall Division of the Eastern District of Texas, Corydoras alleges the defendant made, used, sold, or imported ten generations of its iPhone and all of its iPad models by illegally using the communication technology associated with the patents in question, which are: United States Patent Numbers 7,778,664; 7,945,236; 7,945,287; 7,996,037; 8,024,009; 8,731,540; and 9,197,741.
Court papers show that the patents were issued to inventor Iwao Fujisaki and assigned to the plaintiff.
Apple’s purported infringement, per the complaint, enabled its devices to switch from voice communication to other modes, including but not limited to FaceTime and Siri.
“Apple provides instructions, such as user manuals, that instruct consumers on how to use Apple’s Accused iPhones and Accused iPads in such infringing manner, specifically intending such consumers will operate these Accused iPhones and Accused iPads devices in such a manner, and knowing of such actions, which constitutes infringement of one or more claims,” the original petition says.
A jury trial is requested.
Attorney Elizabeth L. DeRieux of the law firm Capshaw Derieux, LLP in Gladewater serves as Corydoras’ lead counsel.
Marshall Division of the Eastern District of Texas Case No. 2:16-cv-00538-JRG