Caller ID Patent Holder Is Sour On Apple's IPhone

Law360, New York (February 25, 2008, 12:00 AM EST) -- A computer programmer is looking to take a slice of Apple Inc.'s profits for allegedly infringing a patent that allows phones to display a caller's name.

Romek Figa, the owner of telecommunications company Abraham & Son, filed suit on Friday against Apple in federal court in Massachusetts. The suit, which claims willful infringement of a patent held by Figa, seeks damages of no less than a reasonable royalty and an injunction from further alleged infringement.

“Apple’s infringement has been and continues to be willful and deliberate,”...
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