Another day, another lawsuit. A company called Droplets (http://www.droplets.com/) has filed a patent infringement lawsuit against Apple, Google, Facebook and Yahoo, reports “Patently Apple” (http://macte.ch/Rt8fs).
Droplets official Complaint, filed with lawsuit friendly Texas Eastern District Court, accuses Apple of violating their patent that covers an object-oriented approach for delivering interactive links to applications and information stored on a network. The complaint claims that Apple’s own website along with their movie trailer site, iTunes and “other web applications” violate their patent, notes “Patently Apple.”
Droplets — located in Plano, Texas — was founded in 2000. According to the company’s website its goal is to: “…. meet the needs of enterprises who seek more efficient ways to deliver highly functional and scalable applications over the Internet. Through Droplets and the Universal User Interface, companies can provide dynamic, accessible applications across devices, and at the same time minimize the infrastructure costs of development, deployment and upgrade.”
In May Dropletsfiled a complaint against E*Trade, Charles Schwab, Merrill Lynch, OptionsHouse, Scottrade, TD Ameritrade, and Zecco Online Brokers for patent infringement. e complaint, The complaint, filed on May 13 in the Marshall Division of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Texas, alleged infringement of U.S. patents 6,687,745 and 7,502,838.
— Dennis Sellers