Apple, Nokia Face Patent Suit Over Smartphones

Law360 (December 23, 2010, 5:29 PM EST) -- A Texas patent-holding company has filed a patent infringement suit over the double-clicking technology used in the iPhone, the Palm Pre and other popular mobile devices made by Apple Inc., Palm Inc., Nokia Corp., HTC America Inc. and a half-dozen others.

Plano, Texas-based Hopewell Culture & Design LLC lodged its complaint Wednesday in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas.

The plaintiff claims that the defendants manufacture, use and sell directly or through intermediaries software that enables users to double-click on content on...
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