19 August 2019
The Israeli camera firm Corephotonics is back with another lawsuit against Apple but with claims same as the ones mentioned in the previous lawsuit from 2017. It means Apple has once again been accused of dual camera patent infringement but this time around, it is said to be infringing at least 10 patents.
The first lawsuit was limited to iPhone 7 Plus and iPhone 8 Plus but the new extends to iPhone models released afterward. It means these include the iPhone X, iPhone XS, and iPhone XS Max. It talks about patent numbers 9,661,233, 10,230, 898, 10,288,840, 10,317,647, 10,324,277, 10,330,897, 10,225,479, 10,015,408, 10,356,332 and 10,326,942 that have been infringed by Apple.
As for the infringed technologies, Apple is said to have copied optical zoom and mini telephoto lens assemblies. Even the technology used for merging shots from individual sensors is reported to have been copied. The lawsuit added that Apple even held discussions with Corephotonics regarding a possible partnership but went on to secretly copying the technologies.
As you would expect, Apple has not offered any comments on the lawsuit yet. We will be updating the story as and when Apple will share any statement on the issue.