Yesterday Corephotonics-a Israel-based company claimed that the latest iPhone 8 Plus and iPhone 7 plus models have infringed over their dual-camera technologies’ patent like; optical zoom method and telephoto lens design. Hence, it filed a law-suit against Apple in Northern California, in a federal court just where Apple has it’s headquarter, as per MacRumors report.
This Israel-based company accused Apple for infringing on their four patent features on dual-camera technology for improving the image quality. The report also added though, the latest release from Apple the iPhone-X also include dual-camera system but is not a part of the law suit for now.
This Israeli Company, Corephotonics was founded by Dr. David Medlovic in 2012. He is a professor of the Tel Aviv University and also a former chief scientist of the government of Israel. In the law-suit Corephotonics claimed that it communicated with Apple as one of its first acts after becoming a company in order to establish a strategic partnership. Exchanges with the tech giant and this company carried on but never the outcome decisions were about any license agreement for dual-camera technology of Corephotonics.
The lawsuit states that after this the business relationship between Apple and Corephotonics went sour and thus such legal outcome. It says that; the lead negotiator of Apple expressed scorn for patents of Corephotonics, telling Dr. Medlovic as well as other that even if Apple is infringed, this would take the Israeli company years and millions of dollars in litigation before Apple may need to pay for it. In January, following the exchange, Corephotonics came to know that Apple in that year only would be introducing iPhone 7 plus with a dual-camera feature.
The lawsuit showcases that dual-aperture camera technology of Corephotonics includes two fixed-focal length lenses, including a telephoto lens and a wide angle and that’s what Apple uses in its iPhone 8 plus and iPhone 7 plus.
Corephotonics also claims that Apple was approached for this regarding partnership and though Apple praised for the technology but rejected the license and expressed detestation against the filings of Corephotonic’s patent, as reports of AppleInsider.