Patent Wars

Boston University Says Apple Infringed One of Its Patents and Now Wants $$$

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Well, here’s one way to beef up the old endowment: GigaOm reports Boston University has filed suit against Apple, accusing the company of jacking one of its patents for use in products like the iPhone 5, iPad and MacBook Air.

BU wants sales stopped, plus a big old stack of cash: “The “University is, therefore, entitled to such damages pursuant to 35 U.S.C. §284 in an amount that presently cannot be pled but that will be determined at trial,” according to the complaint.

Beats the hell out of trying to extract money from the alumni! Read More