In a trial in which Maxell sued Apple for infringing 10 patents, special measures were taken to maintain social distance as a countermeasure against the new coronavirus.
Allow confirmation of source code on personal computer sent by mail
In March 2019, Maxell filed a lawsuit against Apple over ten patent infringements.
When checking for program infringement, the examiner usually visits Apple’s office to inspect the source code and other materials for patent infringement.
However, in order to prevent the spread of the new coronavirus, the court, as a special case, has confirmed that it will be confirmed by the laptop computer that Apple sent to the examiner.
Judge Robert Schroeder of the Federal District Court keeps laptops provided by Apple in a locked safe or at the examiner’s home for confidentiality, and does not look through room windows when in use Asking for attention.
Many of the core iPhone functions are subject to lawsuits
The patents alleging that Maxell was infringed by Apple are related to iPhone’s main functions such as wireless communication, ringtone, power consumption management, AirDrop, navigation when walking, device unlock, “search” function, FaceTime call etc. is included.
In the complaint, iPhones, iPads, Macs, etc. released by 2018 are the subject of the complaint.
Source:Law 360 via AppleInsider
Source: iPhone Mania