Romek Figa of Hanover has filed a lawsuit against Apple Inc., claiming the computer giant is using the caller identification technology he invented in its iPhone.
A Hanover man has filed suit against Apple Inc., claiming the computer giant is using his caller identification technology in its iPhone.
Romek Figa, who filed the lawsuit in U.S. District Court Friday, is an inventor who runs Abraham & Son, an electronics consulting business in Hanover.
In the 1980s, Figa worked with two other inventors on a personalized caller ID system and filed a patent for it in 1988. The patent was granted in 1990.
The lawsuit contends that Apple has violated that patent by using the technology in its iPhones without a license. Figa says in the lawsuit that he told company officials in May 2007 that they were infringing on his patent.