Apple, along with Samsung, LG, and Qualcomm, is facing a lawsuit from ParkerVision over claims they're infringing on four wireless networking patents the company owns. The company is asking for unspecified damages, and a ban on import and sales for infringing products.
The ParkerVision logo is pretty boring, so we went with a photo of Parker Stevenson instead
ParkerVision named "the Apple iPhone 6, the Apple iPad Air 2, the Samsung Galaxy S6, and the LG G3, among others" in its lawsuit. According to the company, the devices use Qualcomm technology that hasn't been properly licensed.
Parker Vision describes itself as a company that "designs, develops and markets its proprietary radio-frequency (RF) technologies, which enable advanced wireless solutions for current and next generation communications networks."
The company filed its lawsuit in U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Florida, and also manufactures components based on its patents. That sets ParkerVision apart from many other companies that have targeted Apple in the past because it's a product maker and not just a patent holder.
Apple hasn't commented on ParkerVision's lawsuit.