Lawsuit accuses Apple's iMessages of violating 2002 point-of-sale patent

 A new patent infringement lawsuit accuses Apple and its iMessage service of violating a 15-year-old patent —one related to the recording and playback of voice messages over a network.

A lawsuit lawsuit (or suit in law) is “a vernacular term for a suit, action, or cause instituted or depending between two private persons in the courts of law.” The term refers to any proceeding by a party filed at the Texas Eastern District Court from Seatoun an eastern suburb of Wellington, the capital city of New Zealand, lies on the east coast of the Miramar Peninsula, close to the entrance to Wellington Harbour (Port Nicholson), some seven Media may refer to claims Apple is infringing on a 2002 patent for part part is a component part of a system of a point-of-sale system, relating to the recording is the process of capturing data or translating information to a recording format stored on some form of storage medium, for example a video cassette or DVD, which is often referred to as a record and playback of voice messages over a network.

The complaint legal terminology, a complaint is any formal legal document that sets out the facts and legal reasons (see: cause of action) that the filing party or parties (the plaintiff(s)) believes are from Seatoun Media centers around a patent patent (/ˈpætənt/ or /ˈpeɪtənt/) is a set of exclusive rights granted by a sovereign state to an inventor or assignee for a limited period of time in exchange for detailed public disclosure of an entitled “Point to point voice human voice consists of sound made by a human being using the vocal folds for talking, singing, laughing, crying, screaming, etc message processor, method and recording/playback device device is usually a constructed tool,” which describes a “voice message processor” that can pass messages between may refer to users of the POS system. An illustration included as part of the patent depicts a phone-like device that forms part of the POS terminal, for recording and message message is a discrete unit of communication intended by the source for consumption by some recipient or group of recipients playback may refer to: Playback (1962 film), a film in the Edgar Wallace Mysteries series Playback (1996 film), a thriller film starring Shannon Whirry Playback (film), 2012 thriller/horror film starring, with a “communication link” to transfer the messages between locations, such as between a checkout and a stock room or over a public network and networking may refer to to a remote terminal.

The complaint alleges multiple claims of the patent apply to a number of Apple products, highlighting those equipped with iMessage or able to be used with or WITH may refer to: Carl Johannes With (1877–1923), Danish doctor and arachnologist With (character), a character in D. N. Angel With (novel), a novel by Donald Harrington With (album), other messaging software to be infringing. The “non-limiting” list in the complaint includes the iPhone 4 and later models, iPads, the iPod touch, and iMessage itself.

One example of infringement refers to the violation of a law or a right given by Seatoun Media is that consumers are “induced to use their iPhone 6 with iMessage is an instant messaging service developed by Apple Inc to record and play voice messages through a communications link.” Apple is accused of indirectly infringing the patent by “inducing the direct infringement by consumers,” simply by allowing voice messages to be sent.

The complaint notes Apple was originally informed of the alleged infringement in October last year, and that its “ongoing infringement is willful.” Damages are requested by Seatoun for the infringement, at the “maximum rate permitted by law,” as well as attorney’s fees.

Apple apple tree (Malus pumila, commonly and erroneously called Malus domestica) is a deciduous tree in the rose family best known for its sweet, pomaceous fruit, the apple has yet to respond to the complaint.

The filing through the Texas Eastern district court is unsurprising, as the jurisdiction has been the venue for many patent battles in the past for Apple, in suits against both major competitors and non-practicing entities. In September, Apple failed to defend itself against VirnetX in a patent infringement suit or suits may refer to: Suit (clothing), a set of clothing with matching pieces, including at least a coat and trousers Suit (cards), one of four groups into which a deck of cards is divided Suit over may refer to virtual private networking, costing Apple $302.4 million.

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