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Wednesday, 14 December 2011 10:49

Apple, the patent troll, gets taste of own medicine

Written by Nick Farell



Sued for caller id


Apple which has been in the courts trying to patent troll its opposition out of business is being sued by a US company claiming that its products infringe two patents for caller-ID.

Cequint of Seattle, a unit of data-network servicer TNS of Reston, Virginia, wants unspecified damages and a court order to stop Apple's use of the inventions. The case is being heard in the federal court in Wilmington, Delaware.

“Cequint has been damaged by Apple's infringement” and “will be irreparably harmed” unless stopped by a judge, Cequint's lawyers said in the complaint.

Unlike normal patent trollage, this situation seems to be one where Cequint actually made up the technology and is miffed that Jobs' Mob did not write it a cheque before using it. Apple is not saying anything about the case. We would not normally expect it to do so.

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+8 #1 STRESS 2011-12-14 13:51
Suits them right the job mob idiots started the patent war now they get the full force of it
 
 
+6 #2 fuadzilla 2011-12-14 14:58
others should gang up on apple. make it squeal like apiggy.
 
 
0 #3 Dagrim 2011-12-15 07:57
no problem... apple will just charge a little more for their iSh*t and every arsehole with tight jeans and a camera will be glad to pay it
 

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