Apple, AT&T Hit With New SmartPhone Patent Suit

Law360, San Diego (November 10, 2011, 8:41 PM EST) -- SmartPhone Technologies Inc. on Wednesday targeted Apple Inc. and AT&T Inc. in a suit in Texas federal court alleging features on the iPad, iPhone and other Apple devices infringe six of its patents.

The Frisco, Texas-based plaintiff asserts that Apple’s iPhones, iPads, iCloud, iTunes, MacBooks and Apple Sync Services violate its patents, and that AT&T infringes the intellectual property by selling the devices.

The plaintiff claims that Apple’s devices infringe U.S. Patent Number 6,976,217, which covers a method and apparatus for integrating phone and personal digital...
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Case Title

SmartPhone Technologies LLC v. Apple, Inc. et al


Case Number

6:11-cv-00604

Court

Texas Eastern

Nature of Suit

Patent

Judge

Leonard Davis

Date Filed

November 9, 2011

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