Tuesday, November 27, 2012

$3 million patent infringement lawsuit filed against Apple for including headphones with its iPhones

While Apple and Samsung are embattled in legal battles over patent issues, a company called Intelligent Smart Phones Concepts has filed a $3 million patent infringement lawsuit against Apple for including headphones with its iPhones, reports C|net.

Apple has been handed a lawsuit over its use of headphones on the iPhone (Credit: Josh Long/CNET)

Intelligent Smart Phones Concepts sued Apple last week in U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California, alleging that Apple infringed on U.S. Patent No. 7,373,182. The abstract for "Wireless Mobile Phone Including a Headset" describes an interface that allows a removable headset "to receive at least telephony audio signals from the phone, and to provide audio signals to the phone."

The patent was granted in 2008 and assigned to Varia Mobil, a Seattle-based company connected to Varia Holdings, which earlier this year sued Samsung and Research In Motion for installing emoticon shortcut menus on their mobile phones.

Read more about it at: C|net

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