Apple Inc is facing a new patent infringement lawsuit by
Acacia Research Corp, a licensing firm Apple has previously
accused of conspiring with Nokia Corp to extract exorbitant
patent royalties from smartphone makers.
Acacia subsidiary Cellular Communications Equipment sued
Apple on Wednesday in U.S. District Court in Tyler, Texas.
According to the complaint, Apple's iPhone and iPad infringed
four Acacia patents acquired from Nokia covering various
features of wireless technology. These included a method for
quickly placing emergency calls and a system for displaying text
messages on multiple devices at once.
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