DSS Sues Apple For Patent Infringement


As a great man once said, “Can’t we all just get along?”

Sadly when you’re talking about tech companies, and products worth billions of dollars, the answer is a resounding “no”.

The problem this time is another patent lawsuit against Apple — filed by DSS Technology Management, who provide wireless Bluetooth connections to a number of peripheral devices. The claim of parent company Document Security Systems is that Apple has infringed on two of its patents in products ranging from the iMac, Mac mini and forthcoming Mac Pro, to the iPad, iPhone and iPod.

Apparently these devices all use a wireless communication system that employs “low duty cycle RF bursts” — a patented technology acquired by DSS in October.

The company is seeking one of Jony Ives’ limited edition Red Mac Pros and a cup of coffee with Tim Cook to make things right again.

No, just kidding. They want monetary damages and royalties.

  • Paul Burt

    A patented technology they acquired last October? Nice try patent troll. This ain’t gonna end well for you.

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Luke DormehlLuke Dormehl is a UK-based journalist and author, with a background working in documentary film for Channel 4 and the BBC. He is the author of The Formula: How Algorithms Solve All Our Problems, And Create More and The Apple Revolution, both published by Penguin/Random House. His tech writing has also appeared in Wired, Fast Company, Techmeme, and other publications. He'd like you a lot if you followed him on Twitter.

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