The company Corephotonics has filed a lawsuit against Apple for infringement of four patents used in cameras Plus iPhone 7 and iPhone 8 Plus, reports Macrumors.
The patents were registered in the period from November 2013 to June 2016. They described the technique of using two lenses in a smartphone, including a telephoto lens with optical zoom. Representatives Corephotonics claim that cameras in the iPhone 7 Plus and 8 Plus uses a patented design of a telephoto lens, as well as methods for the optical zoom. With this iPhone X is not mentioned in the lawsuit. Probably because the claim was made before X iPhone went on sale.
Corephotonics was founded in 2012 by Professor tel Aviv University David Mendlovic. The company designs technologies dual cameras in mobile devices.
The suit said the representatives of the Corephotonics discussions with Apple. The negotiations lasted some time, but have not led to a partnership agreement. One of the Apple employees involved in the negotiations said the Israeli company will take “years and millions of dollars” on the trial, before Apple may be fined.
Corephotonics requires compensation for the work of lawyers who are hired by an Israeli company, as well as damages the amount of which is not specified. Guide Corephotonics insists that Apple has discontinued the use of dual cameras in violation of patents.
It is worth noting that in 2015, Apple bought Israeli start-LinX Imaging. In LinX Imaging has also developed the technology of dual cameras for mobile devices. Presumably, development of a startup was used in the iPhone 7 Plus and 8 Plus.
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