A few weeks back, an unknown Chinese company sued Apple for copying the design of iPhone 6s from them. The case still remains in the limelight when the company is once again sued, this time by an engineer from Florida, who claims that he had designed the iPhone back in 1992. He sued the company for $10 billion dollars by presenting drawings of a handheld device which he drew in 1992.
According to the guy named Thomas S. Ross, he was unable to get a patent due to lack of sufficient funds to earn a patent. He further adds that Apple got hold of his design due to high profile “dumpster diving.”
The drawings presented by him show an Electronic Reading Device (ERD) using the combination of media and different communication tools. According to Mr. Ross, Apple has hijacked hid ideas not only for iPhones but for iPods and iPads too. He further moans that the dumpster diving has caused him an irreparable loss which can never be compensated by any amount of money. Apart from the demand of $10 billion, Ross also asks for annual 1.5 percent royalty on the sale of Apple’s products.
According to experts opinion, the drawings presented by Ross are very vague. These are the patterns followed by any smartphone. Furthermore, it is no more than a mess on paper representing features like a keyboard, MS-DOS, a solar cell, and a diskette drive. Currently, thousands of mobile companies even the Chinese ones are making portable devices. Apple is not the only one following the pattern.
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