If there is something that happens very often for Apple the emergence of lawsuits against it. This time the MacRumors reported that an Israeli smartphone dual camera maker called Corephotonics filed a lawsuit against Ma, alleging patent infringement on iPhones 7 Plus and 8 Plus cameras.
Corephotonics, created in 2012, describes itself as a “pioneer and world leader in the dual camera mobile device market”, having been the first company to design, develop and market a “uniformly superior next generation zoom dual camera” .
His patents were registered in U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (United States Patent and Trademark Office) in 2013 and refer to dual camera technologies for smartphones, including optical zoom and a telephoto lens mini-mount.
In the process, the company claims that the two models of iPhones copy their telephoto design, the method used for optical zoom, and a feature for smart fusion of the two lenses to improve image quality. In addition, they claim that they have even contacted Apple:
In one of its first acts as a company, Corephotonics contacted Apple in the hope of establishing a strategic partnership. Corephotonics has received many encouraging reports and positive comments from Apple about its technology, but the parties have never struck a license agreement on it.
In light of these accusations, it is worth remembering that Apple acquired another Israeli camera company, LinX Imaging, in 2015. It specializes in the same area as Corephotonics, and it was probably for this reason that Ma was able to incorporate the technologies of its technologies. cameras.
Interestingly, even though the iPhone X also had the dual camera scheme, it was out of this joke. The reason for such an absence may lie in the fact that it has just been released and therefore was not yet in the sights of the Israeli company.
Through the process, Corephotonics seeks to receive compensation for the damages caused to be proved in court and, in addition, a court order to curb the harmful practice.