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Patent trollin’: Dynamic Data Technologies sues Apple

Another day, another lawsuit. As reported by AppleInsider, a company called Dynamic Data Technologies is suing Apple, claiming the tech giant has infringed on 11 patents related to video streaming, processing, and optimization.

The lawsuit requests a judgment in its favor, an award for damages for infringement, a judgement and order finding Apple’s infringement was “willful, wanton, malicious, bad-faith, deliberate, consciously wrongful, flagrant, or characteristic of a pirate” in order to award enhanced damages, attorney’s fees, and any other relief to which the company is entitled. A trial by jury is requested.

It appears that Dynamic Data Technologies is a “patent troll.” In addition to Apple, it’s also sued companies such as AMD and Nvidia.

A “patent troll” is an individual or an organization that purchases and holds patents for unscrupulous purposes such as stifling competition or launching patent infringement suits. In legal terms, a patent troll is a type of non-practicing entity: someone who holds a patent but is not involved in the design or manufacture of any product or process associated with that patent.

Dennis Sellers
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Dennis Sellers is the editor/publisher of Apple World Today. He’s been an “Apple journalist” since 1995 (starting with the first big Apple news site, MacCentral). He loves to read, run, play sports, and watch movies.