updated 09:30 pm EST, Mon March 5, 2012
Suit targets tech used in iPhones and iPads
Apple is facing yet another lawsuit, as Mosaid subsidiary Core Wireless Licensing accuses the handset maker of infringing on eight patents. The suit targets several current Apple devices, including most iPhone and iPad variants, along with any similar products that the company will release in the future.
The move confirms suspicions that were first raised when Mosaid last year took control of Core Wireless Licensing, enabling the latter to file lawsuits related to thousands of Nokia patents related to wireless technologies. Under the initial terms of the deal, a third of litigation revenue would be kept by Mosaid and the majority would be funneled back to patent owner Nokia.
Although the latest lawsuit omits Mosaid's name from the filings, the company has proven itself an aggressive player in the widespread patent battles that include most major tech companies. The Ottawa-based company has attempted to squeeze Wi-Fi royalties from Dell, RIM, ASUS and Intel, among many others.
Core Wireless Licensing is demanding unspecified enhanced damages for existing infringement, in addition to future royalty payments for future products that are "not colorably different" from current products that are claimed to infringe.
Apple has yet to respond to the lawsuit.