Accolade Hits Apple, Micron With Imaging Patent Suit

Law360, New York (March 25, 2009, 12:00 AM EDT) -- Accolade Systems LLC has accused Micron Technology Inc. and Apple Inc. of patent infringement, claiming the defendants’ products, including the Apple iPhone, rely on Accolade’s patented image sensor technology.

The complaint, lodged Tuesday in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas, alleges that Micron subsidiary Aptina Imaging Inc. and Apple have incorporated Accolade’s technology into their products and devices without authorization.

The defendants infringe U.S. Patent Number 7,463,298, titled “Method and apparatus for detecting camera sensor intensity saturation,” the complaint says.

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