AT&T, Apple targeted with patent infringement suit from haptics company Immersion
It’s a day that ends in “y” and Apple just lost a patent suit, so that means it’s court time again.
Haptics technology company Immersion has filed suit against Apple and both AT&T and AT&T Mobility over what three patents it claims the defendants infringed.
U.S. Patent No. 8,619,051 regards “Haptic Feedback System with Stored Effects,” No. 8,773,356 is on “Method and Apparatus for Providing Tactile Sensations” and No. 8,659,571 concerns Immersion’s “Interactivity Model for Shared Feedback on Mobile Devices”
Immersion believes the following products infringed upon those patents:
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We aren’t sure where AT&T comes into this, though we presume that it affects the carrier’s variant of the seven products.
The company has over 2,100 patents either issued or pending in several countries.