SP Technologies, a Florida company, has sued Apple Computer over its iPhone, claiming infringement of an SP Technology patent by the iPhone’s touch screen keyboard.
SP Technologies filed its original patent for the keyboard interface in 2000, which allegedly is a patent similar to the interface similar to one the iPhone uses. SP Technologies claims that it contacted Apple in February 2007 and advised of the claimed infringement, but has received no response from Apple.
SP Technologies then filed its complaint in Texas seeking damages to compensate for the number of iPhones sold, as well as a permanent injunction prohibiting Apple from selling the iPhone as a remedy to stop the ongoing alleged patent infringement.
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