Apple sued by Canadian company for infringing iPhone camera patents

As reported by Bloomberg Law, a portal dedicated to legal news, last Saturday (4), Apple is the subject of a lawsuit from ImmerVision, a Canadian technology company specializing in image processing and wide angle lenses, claiming that the giant would have incorporated one of its inventions into the cameras of devices ranging from iPhone 11, 12 Mini, 13 Pro Max up to iPad 2021. The lawsuit emerged in October and more recently some of these devices have been included in the lawsuit.

The technology employed by Apple would violate a patent granted to the company from Canada in 2005. In this, the principle would have been broken with “structures of objective lenses which compress the center and the edges of an image, while dilating an intermediate zone”.

It is then assumed that the ultra-angle sensor of Apple devices – whose 120º wide view is corrected by iOS – is the problem to be solved.

With the lawsuit, ImmerVision seeks damages – in an amount not specified in the document – ​​and an order to block future use of the invention. The formal lawsuit was filed in federal court in the city to block future use of his invention, according to the lawsuit filed in federal court in Wilmington, Delaware. Apple has yet to officially comment on the matter.

(Updated June 11, 2022 at 8:32 p.m.)

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