In amidst a series of lawsuits that Apple continues to battle, not just on a global scale with Samsung, the Cupertino-based company has yet another case to fight.
Bloomberg reports that Seattle-based Cequint, a unit of data communications service TNS Inc., is suing Apple after claims were made that the iPhone infringe two patents for caller identification technology.
Cequint seeks unspecified damages and a court-ordered injunction to prevent Apple from selling the iPhone, believed to contain the technology, according to a complaint submitted to a federal court in Wilmington, Delaware.
In the complaint filed, the company "will be irreparably harmed" unless sales of Apple's smartphone are stopped by a judge.
The technology thought to be used in the iPhone is also used in a number of other, presumably licensed handsets.
The company earlier this year, T-Mobile launched a caller ID feature that would integrate into the contacts functionality of certain smartphones, to add additional information to the numbers stored in the phone.
Apple did not wish to comment, a spokesperson said a short time ago. Nobody from Cequint or parent company TNS was available to comment at the time of publication.
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