Apple Sued Over Touch-Based Products
FlatWorld, a Pennsylvania-based company, is filing a new lawsuit against Apple for patent infringement in California’s Northern District Court in San Francisco.
The company claims to have the ownership of Patent RE43,318 which describes “a testing tool with a touch screen programmed to allow children to directly manipulate or move objects on the screen, and ‘hide’ them behind other objects.”
The suit has listed Apple’s entire lineup of touch-related devices including the iPod, iPad, iPhone, and sixth generation iPod nano as infringing products. It has also listed the MacBook Pro, MacBook Air, the Magic Mouse in combination with any Mac computer running OS X Snow Leopard v10.6.1 and the Magic Trackpad in combination with any Mac computer running OS X Snow Leopard v.10.6.4 or later version.