Apple sued over iPhone camera, NFC technologies

A pair of separate patent infringement lawsuits filed on Friday take issue with Apple’s iPhone camera lens designs and NFC technologies, with both actions seeking damages for alleged indiscretions.

iPhone 13The first lawsuit, lodged with the U.S. District Court for the District of Delaware, is leveled by ImmerVision, a Canadian firm with French roots that specializes in wide-angle lens optics, image processing and computer vision.In a barebones complaint, ImmerVision alleges that its U.S. Patent No. 6,844,990 for a “Method for capturing and displaying a variable resolution digital panoramic image,” granted in 2005. is infringed by Apple devices that contain specialized lens structures for manipulating image properties. Apple’s iPhone 13 Pro and iPhone 13 Pro Max are named in the suit, though other products might also fall under the infringement umbrella.

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