Boston University sues Apple

Boston University wants a ban on the sale of a wide variety of Apple products and the company’s profits from the last few years — all because of a patent filed for in 1995.

  • Guest
  • From the book of Didn’t See that Coming.

  • Andy Orr

    The patent covers technology to make the materials used in a chip or the end product itself (the film) that is then used in a chip. Wouldn’t the chip manufacturer be the violator of the patent and not the company that buys the chips?

    Hopefully, I am not in violation by using my Kindle, iPhone or other device which incorporates this technology.

    • I would think so but we’ve seen Apple sue Samsung over some native Android things, versus going after Google. I gave up trying to understand the patent world a while back.

    • lucascott

      Patents allow for a license to create and a license to use. Some chip etc makers will do both and ‘exhaust’ the patents and then just recover the cost in their sale of the final product. But it’s up to the buyer to confirm this happened.

      BU is claiming it didn’t and Apple didn’t do their duty by getting a use license