Apple Inc. allegedly used another's patented technology in its devices

By Jenie Mallari-Torres | Sep 19, 2016

MIAMI — A Florida company has filed suit against a multinational company for alleged patent infringement.

Nissim Corp. filed a complaint Sept. 7 in U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida against Apple Inc., alleging that the company knowingly violated the plaintiff's rights by infringement of its patented works.

According to the complaint, the plaintiff alleges that since July 18, 1995, Nissim Corp. is the owner of U.S. patents tagged as '678, '945, '013, '444, '805 and '207, which was duly and lawfully issued by the United States Patent and Trademark Office. Patents are supposedly enforceable as to infringement occurring prior to their expiration on Dec. 31, 2013, whereas the defendant has directly and/or indirectly infringed upon the patents by importing, selling and offering for sale DVD devices including desktops, laptops, servers and external optical drives capable of playing DVD videos in accordance with the DVD specifications patents and without authority from the plaintiff. 

The plaintiff holds Apple Inc. responsible because the defendant allegedly failed to acknowledge the plaintiff's patent rights and obtained profits from the plaintiff's patented work.

The plaintiff requests a trial by jury and seeks liability of the defendant for infringement, compensatory damages, three times such compensatory amount based on willful infringement, attorneys’ fees, expenses, taxable costs, disbursements, interest and further relief as the court deems just. It is represented by John C. Carey and Ernesto M. Rubi of Carey Rodriguez Milian Gonya LLP in Miami.

U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida case number 16-cv-23841

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