Apple sued for patent infringement over iPhone
Company claims iPhone's Internet navigation infringes its patent
EMG's patent, filed with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office and given U.S. patent number 7,441,196, describes an "apparatus and method of manipulating a region on a wireless device screen for viewing, zooming and scrolling Internet content." The patent was filed on March 13, 2006, and granted on Oct. 21. The suit was brought in the District Court for the Eastern District of Texas. The "'196 patent," as the suit describes it, sports 76 individual claims. One of the claims covers the display of Internet content reformatted from HTML to XML on mobile devices. EMG describes it as "the industry standard currently displayed by the iPhone." Additional patent claims include the technology for manipulating a region of the screen for zooming and editing.
"The '196 patent covers the simplified interface of reformatted mobile content to provide optimum viewing and navigation with single touches on a small screen," said Stanley Gibson, an attorney representing EMG.
Representatives from Apple were unavailable for comment.
- SANS: Next-Generation Datacenters = Next-Generation Security This whitepaper takes a look at some new technology that may allow security teams to implement more flexible and capable protection models in...
- SANS: Protecting Virtual Endpoints with McAfee Server Security Suite Essentials SANS review of McAfees Server Security Suite Essentials that address some of the emerging challenges of securing virtual platforms and cloud environments.
- Safeguarding the Next-Generation Data Center Use of virtual and cloud servers has exploded. Unfortunately, security often lags behind. McAfee recommends looking at innovative solutions in order to erect...
- Aberdeen: Securing the Evolving Datacenter This report highlights ways security technologies and services are evolving to provide the visibility and control needed to deploy workloads flexibly in the...
- Is SQL Server AlwaysOn really as powerful? Tips and Tricks from the field With the introduction of AlwaysOn, Windows Clustering Services is now more critical than ever.
- What Does it Take to Deliver a Superior Customer Experience? The Two Top-Rated Online Retailers, B&H Photo and Crutchfield Electronics, Share Their Secrets Discuss practical CX tools and service methods such as contact center agents and the use of realtime speech analytics to help contact center... All Macintosh White Papers | Webcasts