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Apple's iPhone Tapped In Suit Over Keyboard Patent

Law360 (August 3, 2007, 12:00 AM EDT) -- Already under legal fire over its battery, Apple Inc.'s much-ballyhooed iPhone is now accused of violating a patent through its touch-screen keyboard.

St. Petersburg, Fla.-based SP Technologies LLC filed an infringement lawsuit against Apple on Thursday in a Texas federal court over a patent for an onscreen keyboard which a user cannot minimize, maximize or delete. SPT asserted that Apple violated four claims of U.S. Patent No. 6,784,873.

“Apple's infringement and inducement to infringe has been willful and deliberate and has injured and will continue to...
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