Patent Terrorists Strike Apple, Dell, Others For Touch-Screen Infringement
Typhoon Touch Technologies has targeted Apple, Palm, Fujitsu, Dell, HTC, Lenovo, LG, Nokia, Panasonic, Samsung, and Toshiba in their patent terror campaign for very broad 1995/1997 patents which refers to “any touchscreen device capable of collecting information.”
Apple, who was named just recently, is in Typhoon’s crosshairs because the unctuous concern claims the iPhone violated two touch-based computing patents. According to industry watchers, the patents are so broadly worded that practically every company manufacturing a touchscreen device could be sued for patent infringement. Typhoon hopes to be awarded both financial damages and an injunction against the products involved, which would last until the companies agree to pay a “reasonable royalty” every three months.