Apple Accused Of Violating Caller ID Patent

Law360, New York (December 13, 2011, 7:31 PM EST) -- Cequint Inc. on Monday lodged a lawsuit against Apple Inc. in Delaware federal court, claiming iPhones equipped with the iOS 5.0 operating system infringe its patents for caller identification technology.

Cequint's complaint alleges the iOS 5.0 operating system, which Apple debuted in June, incorporates features covered by two of its patents, U.S. Patent Numbers 7,200,212 and 6,353,664. The infringing features include displaying geographic information about incoming calls, such as the city and state indicated by a caller's phone number, the suit says.

The '212 patent, issued...
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