Patent holding company Hilltop Technology slapped Apple with a lawsuit on Thursday alleging the company is infringing on a patent it holds for the touch screen technology used in the iPad and iPhone display. The patent covers capacitive touch screens, which is what Apple uses, as do Android device makers.
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Patent trolls waste so much money and time; not only for the companies they target, but for the court system and tax payers, too. Apple has been targeted so many times with lawsuits in Federal Court in Marshall, Texas, that the company's legal team may as well be on oa first name basis with the Judges and court staff.