Apple Sued for Camera Phone Patent Infringement, Again

Maximum PC Staff

Is anyone other than lawyers making money these days? Apple is being sued, again. And again over alleged technology infringements that appear in the iPhone. This time it’s St. Clair Intellectual Property Consultants, which claims that Apple is infringing upon several of its digital camera patents.

St. Clair has pursued similar suits and won against Sony ($25 million) and Canon ($34 million). It presently is suing other major camera makers: Casio, Fuji, HP, Kodak, Kyocera, LG, Minolta, Motorola, Nikon, Nokia, Olympic, Palm, Panasonic, RIM and Samsung. Absent names have either gone unnoticed--for now--or have entered into licensing agreements. (This seems to fit this Wikipedia definition , doesn’t it?)

This lawsuit follows on suits against Apple by Shared Memory Graphics and Nokia . Makes you wonder if the iPhone is worth this much bother.

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