Boston University vs. Apple: at stake is $ 74 million




It turns out not only the company Apple is able to attack other companies , accusing them of stealing technology and development. In court on “apple” the company this time gave not another patent troll , and Boston University. The lawsuit alleges that Apple uses technology patented by a university professor Theodore D. Moustakas, not only in the iPhone 5, but also in tablets iPad and laptops MacBook Air.

Appearing in a patent lawsuit under number 5686738 describes a technique using thin layers of single-crystal gallium nitride semiconductors. Boston University supports the claim by the fact that at least one company pays royalties for the use of the technology. It is worth noting that Boston University has filed identical lawsuits against eight other manufacturers, including Samsung are and Amazon.

If the court will be on the side of Boston University, the company’s Apple by some estimates will have to pay about $ 74 million.
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