Apple Being Sued for iPhone Infringing Four Digital Camera Patents
Apple is no stranger to lawsuits, and today is no exception as St. Clair Intellectual Property Consultants have slapped them with a lawsuit that claims the iPhone infringes upon four of their digital camera patents that St. Clair currently holds. The four include the ‘459, ‘219, ‘010 and ‘899 patents.
- 459: Take image contained within lens and store in some type of memory.
- 219: Display the picture that will be taken in some type of display window.
- 010: Push button in order to capture image.
- 899: Make images contained within some type of memory and make them viewable in some sort of digital camera roll.
St. Clair is a veteran of suing over patent infringements as they successfully squeezed 25 million out of Sony back in 2001 and in 2003 they sued Canon and were awarded $34 million in damages. They also have gone after companies such as Fuji, Kyocera, Minolta, Nikon, Olympus, Casio, Samsung, Panasonic, Nokia, HP, Kodak, LG, Motorola, RIM, Palm, and various others.