Apple was framed their own solicitors




Apple was framed their own solicitors

Courts and scandals

If litigation between Apple and Samsung have attracted any attention to ordinary people, the patent war with small offices, as a rule, do not matter. Compared with billions in claims Apple to its competitors claims of patent “trolls” rarely exceed 100 thousand dollars. Until recently, the same process was sued FlatWorld Interactives to the company from Cupertino.

The journalists Ars Technica had a real investigation – his story could easily be used to write a detective story. They found out some interesting facts about one of the largest law firms in the United States, whose services are often used the Apple to protect against various patent claims. Frankly, it’s amazing how he still remained in the shadows.

It turned out that one of the founders of the company FlatWorld are a couple John and Jennifer Makkalis – they belong to a respectable share of 35%. And nothing, but only John works part-time in the office of Morgan, Lewis & Bockius, advising many large American corporations and representing their interests in court. In particular, the client of this law firm is, and Apple.

For years, the couple tried to find supporters to fight against such a “shark”, as Apple, but has not progressed in this direction. John argued that the mechanism of gestures used in iPhone and iPod Touch, in direct violation of several patents FlatWorld, and up to 2011 tried as soon as possible to begin to sue technology giant. Who only couple Makkalisov did not address: and over to Microsoft, and Google , and even to the Finnish Nokia. It is worth noting, said they only representatives of the latter company, but Nokia quickly lost interest in this issue.

As a result, his wife went to the Apple alone, because John had a bad experience in a reputable market law firm. Last spring, FlatWorld went to court, and earlier this year the first hearing of the case. It was then, and find out all the details about the secret office of John.

In order to protect your reputation, Morgan, Lewis & Bockius immediately fired Makkalisa and removed any mention of the fact that he had ever worked there. Apple now conducting its own independent investigation, so in the future to account can attract is John. I think that this process FlatWorld against Apple will come to an end, and not in favor of the plaintiff.

Of course, this leak – a needle in a haystack. We can only wish Apple, that henceforth she carefully chooses his defenders, who in fact are the face of the court.


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