Here's something we haven't reported in close to ten minutes now... Apple is being sued.
Hey, at least this time the lawsuit is from an unexpected new courtroom rival, which makes it a little more interesting than usual... especially if Boston is your hometown or where you went to school. As it turns out, Boston University says Apple capitalized on a computer engineering professor’s patented electronic semiconductor and benefited financially from his creation by "stuffing it into the world’s most popular devices."
Filed in the U.S. District Court of Massachusetts, BU says a small electronic component patented by computer engineering professor Theodore D. Moustakas in 1997 can now be found in Apple's iPhone 5, iPad, and MacBook Air.
“Defendant’s acts of infringement have caused and will continue to cause substantial and irreparable damage to the University,” BU argues in its strongly-worded complaint.
The Boston Herald is now hyping the impending legal showdown like a world heavyweight boxing match at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas.
At stake is a bonanza of cash, thanks to Apple’s habit of breaking sales records left and right. The company sold its 100 millionth iPad last year, and 55 million iPhone 5 units alone were reportedly sold as of May.
Source: Boston Herald