Apple Sued for Allegedly Violating Solder Patent with iPhone 8, iPhone X

Apple is once again being sent to the court for an alleged patent violation, and this time a Singapore-based company claims iPhone 8 and iPhone X use their lead-free solder without authorization.

Singapore Asahi Chemical & Solder Industries PTE Ltd. has filed a lawsuit in Ohio, asking for a jury trial because of what they describe as patent violation with a series of iPhone models, starting with the iPhone 7 and newer.

The Singaporean firm says it patented its invention in 2001 and wants Apple to pay damages and legal fees as part of the lawsuit, though no specifics are provided on the payment request. It does hope that damages would be tripled, however, according to court documents published by AI.

Apple tight-lipped on the lawsuit

“The ‘947 Patent is generally directed to solder alloys with improved physical and chem… (read more)

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