Another day, another lawsuit. LVL Patent Group is suing Apple and 26 other companies for patent infringement involving wireless recordings of transactions.
The lawsuit accuses the 27 companies — which include AT&T, Verizon, Sprint, T-Mobile, RIM, Nokia, Samsung Motorola, HTC and HP — of violating a total of four patents, notes “AppleInsider” (http://www.appleinsider.com). While three of them were granted in 2000 and earlier, one invention entitled “Telephone/Transaction Entry Device and System for Entering Transaction Data Into Databases” was issued earlier this month, on Sept. 13, by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, the article adds.
LVL Patent Group says Apple and other wireless handset manufacturers are violating the three patents “by making, using, selling, offering to sell, or importing mobile communication devices that include a data transaction assembly server.” LVL has said that this alleged infringement has resulted in “monetary damages in an amount not yet determined.”
The lawsuit was filed on Thursday, Sept. 25, in Delaware District Court. The case is assigned to Judge Sue L. Robinson.
— Dennis Sellers