Apple is facing a lawsuit over its FaceTime patents

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With the amount of money that Apple is making and the pile of cash they are sitting on, it is no surprise that they are constantly being targeted by patent trolls who are hoping to make a quick buck by forcing Apple to settle patent infringement lawsuits. So far we’ve seen one or two patent trolls succeed, while others have failed. However it seems that this has not stopped Secure Web Conference Corporation from trying their luck anyway. The company which is based out of Melville, New York, has recently filed a complaint against Apple, claiming that the Cupertino company had infringed upon a patent that they are using in their FaceTime technology.

Secure Web Conference Corporation based out of Melville, New York has filed a patent infringement lawsuit against Apple. The patent infringement lawsuit concerns Apple’s FaceTime and all of the hardware that it’s capable of running on which includes the iPhone and specific Macs. Secure Web Conference’s formal complaint before the court states that generally speaking, US patent 6,856,687 (the ‘687 patent) relates to secure web-based peer-to-peer communications. Specifically, the ‘687 Patent discloses microprocessor-based devices that provide secure peer-to-peer communications with other devices over a network. Secure Web Conference believes that Apple, without authority, consent, right, or license – manufactures products that directly infringe one or more of the patent claims including but not limited to Claim 29 of the ‘687 Patent (which we provide you with below the graphic). According to the complaint, Apple directly infringes by making, using, selling, and/or offering for sale the following products (“Accused Products”) that include or are capable of running the FaceTime software application, including, but not limited to: all Macintosh computers with Intel Core i5 and i7 processors and Mac OS X v 10.6.6; all iPhone models that include an A7 or A8 processor and are capable of running iOS 7; and all iPad models that are cellular-enabled and that include an A7 or A8 processor and are capable of running iOS 7.

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