Ganas Hits Apple, Others with Communication Patent Suit

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Ganas slapped Apple, along with more than 20 other companies, with a law suit alleging patent infringement related to Internet-based communication. According to the lawsuit, the companies are using systems in their products that allow information to pass through firewalls and out to the Internet.

The lawsuit names patent 7,316,913, which is an ““XML/HTTP-based protocol for sending messages from one object to another across the Internet in a platform independent manner.” The suit also lists patents 7,325,053, 7,734,756 and 7,007,094.

Along with Apple, other companies such as HP, TiVo, Xerox, Adobe, Charles Schwab and E*Trade are also named in the suit.

Ganas filed its suit in U.S. District Court in the Eastern District of Texas, which has a long history of favoring plaintiffs in patent-related cases. The company is asking the court for a jury trial, along with the usual damages and legal expenses.

Apple hasn’t commented on the pending litigation.

[Thanks to PriorSmart.com for the heads up.]

Comments

geoduck

XML/HTTP-based protocol for sending messages from one object to another across the Internet in a platform independent manner.

I think I’m going to file a patent for “The the use of electrons for controlling and powering objects and sending information from one object to another”.

OldGuy

Sorry, US patent 7,316,913 is not a patent at issue. Must be a typo somewhere because the title of 7,316,913 is “Methods and means for influencing intracellular communication and intracellular organelle transport.”

As for the Title above -“XML/HTTP-based protocol…” the patent title is of little consequence. It is the patent claims that control what is covered.

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