Elan Bites Apple With Touch Screen Patent Suit

Law360, New York (April 8, 2009, 12:00 AM EDT) -- Elan Microelectronics Corp. has filed a lawsuit against Apple Inc. accusing the maker of the wildly popular iPhone of infringing patents for technology that lets users simulate mouse operations on touch screens using two fingers.

In the lawsuit, filed Tuesday in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California, the Taiwan-based electronics company accuses the U.S.-based computer giant of infringing two of its patents with its iPhone, iPod Touch and MacBook products.

The patents-in-suit are listed in the complaint as U.S. Patent Numbers 5,825,352...
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