Maxell Hits Apple With Patent Suit Over IPhone, IPad Tech

By Hailey Konnath (March 15, 2019, 11:03 PM EDT) -- Japanese tech giant Maxell on Friday slapped Apple with a suit claiming smartphone and tablet technologies used in its iOS devices — including the FaceTime and Find Your Friends features — infringe 10 of Maxell's patents.

The patents at the heart of the suit cover location sharing, walking navigation, camera design, video calling, alarm clock and timer, and battery-saving technology, Maxell Ltd. said in a 64-page complaint filed in Texas federal federal court. Apple Inc.'s iPhones and iPads infringe the patents with a slew of their features, including Apple Maps, phone cameras and low power mode.

Maxell said it had given...

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