Apple accused of stealing technology for iPhone 12, iPhone 13, and iPad Pro cameras


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Canada-based technology company ImmerVision claims that Apple uses its own technologies in the iPhone 12, iPhone 13 and iPad Pro cameras.

Some time ago, Apple was sued for infringing on ImmerVision’s wide-angle camera system patent rights. Initially, the lawsuit concerned only the iPhone 13 Pro and Pro Max, but now ImmerVision is claiming rights over technologies used in the cameras of the latest generation iPad Pro, as well as all smartphones in the iPhone 12 and iPhone 13 series.

ImmerVision was sued in US Federal Court on Wednesday, December 8, using sensitive service information for Apple’s iPhone 12, 12 mini, 12 Pro, 12 Pro Max, 13 and 13 mini smartphones, as well as 2021 iPad Pro tablets, using Immervision’s trade secrets. It filed an additional complaint, claiming that it created lenses and violated the terms of the agreement between the companies signed in June 2014.

The company seeks Apple to reimburse any profits from unauthorized use of its lens technology, as well as compensation for patent and privacy violations related to an agreement the companies signed in 2014.

ImmerVision’s patent “Variable resolution digital panoramic image capture and display method” dates back to 2005. According to the company, Apple took advantage of this patent illegally in 2020.

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