CHATTY APPLE application Facetime is possibly the subject of a patent infringement lawsuit in Taiwan.
Apple has not confirmed the authenticity of the report, but according to a translated report from the Yangzi Evening News, a chap known only as Lee realised similarities between software he had patented and Facetime when he bought an Apple Iphone 4S.
What damages Lee wants have not been disclosed, and confirmation of the case comes from one of his legal representatives.
"Mr. Lee is a technology company in Taiwan and technical personnel, whose work requires a number of countries often need to fly to different cities," they explain.
"Lee wanted to use network technology to enable mobile phone with the network call feature. After a period of research and exploration, Mr. Lee invented the 'voice network personal digital assistant' technology, and applied for a patent for this technology."
The patent was applied for in 2003. µ
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