Apple was sued by an Irish company based in Dublin under the name Solas OLED Ltd. for patent infringement. Solas was established just four years ago and positions itself as the owner and licensor of market-driven OLED technology, from the smallest OLED watch screen to the largest OLED TV.
The company, which has only 5 shareholders, appears to be nothing more than a patent troll. They said they sued Google, LG and Samsung. They are now suing Apple with the 7,868,880 patent they “acquired” from Casio Computer Co., Ltd. (Tokyo, JP) purely for the purpose of pursuing tech companies with deep pockets.
The patent was granted in 2011, five years before Solas OLED even existed, titled “Display device and drive control method thereof”. You can consult it here.
The company claims that Apple Watch 3, Apple Watch 4, and Apple Watch 5 violate directly, literally and / or by virtue of the doctrine of equivalents, at least claims 2-40 of the 880 patent.
For more details, read the plaintiff’s full court complaint in the SCRIBD document below, courtesy of Patently Apple.
Solas OLED v Apple – Patent … by Jack Purcher
For the record, Apple, Google, Intel and Cisco filed a lawsuit in California court against the director of the US Patent Office earlier this month for allowing patent trolls to bring cases based on invalid claims to court. , which costs big tech companies billions every year.
The complaint noted that “intellectual property rights were at the heart of Congress’ efforts to strengthen the US patent system in the Leahy-Smith America Invents Act (” AIA “) of 2011.
Congress therefore created intellectual property rights to provide a more efficient and streamlined administrative alternative to litigation for determining patentability before patent judges. IPRs have been used to improve the US patent system and to strengthen US technology and innovation by eliminating thousands of invalid patent claims. “
These are patent infringement cases like the one filed by Solas OLED against Apple that the law was supposed to end.