Apple, RIM, Amazon, Nokia and Sony are sued for infringing on patents relating to data transfer
posted by Alan F. / Jul 13, 2011, 3:08 PM
Apple iPhone and iPad allegedly violates 3 patents belonging to GPNE. Patent 7,555,267, Patent 7,954,570,954 and Patent 7,792,492 all deal with network communications and data transfer. The first two patents were granted in 2009 while the third was approved in 2010. According to the filings, the inventions were made by two local Hawaiian citizens including Gabriel Wong, Chairman of GPNE.
The suit says that Apple made mobile devices designed to work using GPRS technology and while the suit specifically names the Apple iPhone 4 and the Apple iPad, it was worded by GPNE's attorneys to include any device in the Cupertino based firm's lineup that is 3G enabled. Other devices named in the suit include the BlackBerry Torch 9800, the Amazon Kindle and the Barnes and Noble Nook.
GPNE is seeking damages from the Court and "a reasonable, on-going, post judgment royalty" for using the patents. Just another day in the life of a tech firm's in-house counsel, although this case comes with a trip to Hawaii.
Posts: 34; Member since: Jul 08, 2011
A taste of Apples own medicine lol sue them f**kers!!
posted on Jul 13, 2011, 3:16 PM 21
Posts: 292; Member since: May 03, 2011
Hell ya, how you like them Apples Stevie boy! I hope they milk Apple to its rotten core!
posted on Jul 13, 2011, 3:19 PM 18
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I hope Apple's defeats this unjust lawsuit and smashes this company into the ground.
posted on Jul 13, 2011, 3:36 PM 3
Posts: 34; Member since: Jul 08, 2011
How much does Apple pay your fruity ass?
posted on Jul 13, 2011, 3:39 PM 11
What a hypocrite you are when the apple was suing everyone irrespective of what you were like yeah who ever got sued did wrong and should be punished etc etc and now when someone is suing apple you are like no apple cannot be wrong it's just that these people are suing wrongly, dude you are really making an ass out of yourself by doing this you know so just stfu
posted on Jul 13, 2011, 3:55 PM 6
proto im with you all this sueing ppl is just abusing what the patent system was put in place for, but all anybody, mostly apple but others as well, cares about is making a quick buck as opposed to acually making new and better tech
posted on Jul 13, 2011, 4:12 PM 0
Posts: 481; Member since: Jul 05, 2010
This sounds a little fishy. GPRS has been around for ages! Apple, RIM, Amazon, Nokia, Sony AND SAMSUNG AND HTC AND MOTOROLA have been making GPRS capable handsets for years! It's not like the technology was invented in 2009! As far as I know all these SOEs are complying with the GSM standard. Looks like these guys saw a loophole and patented some tech that was already in use.. What's up with all the Apple bashing? They're not the only ones that were sued and although Samsung, HTC and Motorola weren't mentioned, they'll surely have the same to lose as Apple and the other SOEs.
posted on Jul 14, 2011, 3:49 AM 2
Posts: 492; Member since: Jan 20, 2010
It is the messed up patent system that granted patents for technology already in use. It could be that the patents were applied for prior to the tech ever being used, or that the patents were for tweaks that were thought of after the initial tech deployed. I think it most likley no-one thought to apply for the patents in this country and GPNE Corp cashed in on a busted patent system after the fact. Just like Apple did and is using to sue for damages and injunctions.
posted on Jul 14, 2011, 12:35 PM 0
Posts: 108; Member since: Nov 26, 2009
All five companies will get what they deserve on patent infringement. With mobile competition so high and everyone sue happy, GPNE is getting it's just due as the others. Just bad press for Nokia, Apple, RIM, Amazon and Sony.
posted on Jul 14, 2011, 1:00 PM 0
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