Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL) is being sued for patent infringement by DSS Technology Management, the intellectual property management unit of Document Security Systems Inc. According to PCWorld, the patent portfolio company has accused Apple of infringing on two of its patents that cover technologies related to the use of wireless peripheral devices.
Both patents are titled “Personal data network” and were obtained by DSS Technology Management last quarter. According to the company’s complaint, many of Apple’s products are infringing on these patents, including the iMac, iPad, iPhone, iPod touch, iPod nano, and Mac mini. PCWorld reports that many of Apple’s devices use a wireless communication system that employs “low duty cycle RF bursts,” a technology that is claimed in DSS Technology Management’s patents.
PCWorld says DSS Technology Management is seeking monetary damages and royalties for unlicensed use of the technology covered by the two patents. Damages may also include any profits DSS Technology Management lost due to Apple’s alleged infringement.