Apple Laptop Infringes S3 Patents, Tablets Don't: ITC

Law360, Los Angeles (July 27, 2011, 7:16 PM EDT) -- The U.S. International Trade Commission on Wednesday revealed that software used in Apple Inc.'s MacBook computers — but not in its iPhone, iPod Touch or iPad tablet devices — infringes two patents held by S3 Graphics Co. Ltd., clarifying an earlier ruling.

Mac OS X software infringes U.S. Patent Numbers 6,658,146, which covers a system and method for compressing images, and 6,683,978, which describes a method for block-based image compression, according to Judge E. James Gildea. Meanwhile, Apple's iOS — the software used to run the...
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