Apple Hit With Patent Suit Over IPhone, ITunes

Law360, New York (March 25, 2009, 12:00 AM EDT) -- Affinity Labs of Texas LLC has hit Apple Inc. with a lawsuit alleging that the iPhone, iPod Touch and iTunes Music store infringe three audio system technology patents.

In a complaint filed Tuesday in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas, the Austin-based Affinity asserts infringement by Apple through the sale of the iPhone, iPod Touch and the marketing of music and applications online through iTunes.

The patents at issue are U.S. Patent Numbers 7,187,947, 7,440,772 and 7,486,926.

The alleged infringement of the...
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