Ahead of its iPhone 2018 release, Apple is facing some issues. A Singapore based company sued Apple for allegedly using the company’s patented ‘Lead-free Solders’ technology in all major products manufactured by Apple.
Aashi Chemical & Solder Industries Pte Ltd. Filed a patent violation suit against Apple in Cleveland, Ohio. According to Aashi Chemical & Solder, Apple has breached its patent #6,176,947 ‘Lead-free Solders’.
Aashi Chemical & Solder Sues Apple for Using Patented ‘Lead-free Solders’
Singapore firm believes that Apple is using its technology in all major products range from iMac to iPhones.
Originally, this patent was granted to H-Technologies Group, Inc., a firm providing business and technology solutions to the companies manufacturing electronic products.
Asahi Chemical & Solder mentions that they are the assignee of this patent and still their name is not there in the patent.
From the complaint filed by Singapore Aashi Chemical, it is revealed that the plaintiff should be recognized as the assignee and the paperwork to this effect is still proceeding.
The purpose of filing this complaint is that Aashi Chemical & Solder Industries should get a ‘reasonable royalty’ from Apple.
This patent violation case was filed in the Ohio Northern District Court, Cleveland Office yesterday. The judge, who presides the case, is James S. Gwin.
Apple seems to be passing through a critical phase, as the technology giant receiving bad press from all corners.
Apple’s Siri team has constantly been reshuffled as people are leaving the company. Recently, Tom Gruber, the last remaining co-founder of Siri left Apple.
India and China are the two biggest markets for Apple. And the recent reports portray a dismal picture for the company as weak sales force executives to leave Apple India operations.
Privacy has always been a key strength of Apple’s ecosystem, and therefore, users have always trusted products like iPhones, iPads, and Mac. However, Apple had to make a compromise in China as the company had to comply with new cybersecurity laws. The result is that iCloud data of Chinese customers will be controlled by local servers.
This patent infringement case brings fresh troubles to Apple. Let’s see how Apple tackles the issue and comes out as victorious.
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