USITC launches investigation into Apple over Maxell patent infringement
What you need to know
- The United States Internation Trade Commission (USITC) is investigating Apple.
- Maxell has complained that Apple infringed on some of its patents.
- The investigation will cover "certain mobile electronic devices and laptop computers."
Apple is being investigated over the possibility of infringing on patents held by Maxell.
In a news release on its website, the United States Internation Trade Commission (USITC) has announced that it is launching an investigation into "certain mobile electronic devices and laptop computers" and has identified Apple as the target of the investigation. According to Maxell, Apple infringed on some of its patents.
While the case has begun, there is still a long way before the USITC would make a determination on the merits of the case.
According to the announcement, the USITC is looking to complete the investigation within 45 days after the investigation begins.
Apple is fighting a number of lawsuits at the moment. The largest lawsuit, in which Epic Games is suing Apple over antitrust practices, just got its latest development in which Epic Games says it lost access to Apple development tools following its lawsuit.
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It is Maxell not Maxwell?
Yep haha thank you for pointing that out it’s fixed now. This is what I get for growing up in the 90s.