Typhoon hits Apple and others with touch-screen tech lawsuit

By on June 24, 2008, 2:23 PM
Typhoon Touch Technologies has added Apple, Toshiba, Palm, and several other companies to a lawsuit originally filed in December against Dell, for allegedly infringing on patents granted to it back in 1995 and 1997 concerning touch screens for portable computers.

Typhoon has already been successful in reaching out of court settlements with Motion Computing and Electovaya on the same issues. Considering the growing trend towards touch-based computing interfaces, Typhoon's patents – if actually confirmed and determined as being critical to touch-screen products – could in theory have a detrimental impact on the adoption of the technology. What is more likely, however, is that the cases will be settled out of court, ultimately resulting in more expensive devices and a huge increase in Typhoon’s profits courtesy of licensing fees.




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nirkon said:
Lol, for a sec there I thought a real typhoon hit apple... I bet you did that on purpose ! :P
OUTLAWXXX said:
Same here lol
canadian said:
My first thought was "Oh no, they are going to delay the iPhone!"That was followed by "Uho, if the Apple HQ just got hit, then how many other big companies got destroyed."
jesse_hz said:
Pray and it [b]can happen![/b] Er... um... I didn't say that.
black_adder said:
*sigh* Thank you typhoon... Another company not giving a dam about how it effects technological advances... more interested in making an extra buck
comicdom said:
[b]Originally posted by black_adder:[/b][quote]*sigh* Thank you typhoon... Another company not giving a dam about how it effects technological advances... more interested in making an extra buck[/quote]Definitely agreed there... I'm so sick of these pathetic feuds based on all-encompassing patents that cover such a broad spectrum that pretty much anything relative to the idea is under scrutiny.It really is a wonder how anything gets done in this friggin' country...
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