Apple Sued For Graphics Technology In iPhone, iPod Touch
Piscal Technologies, a developer of mobile software, is suing Apple in a Delaware federal district court, claiming that the graphic renderer in the iPhone and iPod touch infringes on several of their patents. They say the technology Apple used to speed up zooming and panning for images, documents and websites was borrowed from them by Apple without their permission.
Picsel lists several big-name clients to back up their credibility, including KDDI, Motorola, Nokkia, NTT DoCoMo, Palm, Samsung, Sony Ericsson, and Sharp, all of which they say license the technology.
They are asking the court to order Apple to compensate them for the damages in the amount of three times what they would normally grant in similar cases.