Thursday, December 2, 2021
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Apple sued over its ‘Personal Hotspot’ feature in iPhones, iPads

Another day, another lawsuit. AppleInsider reports that Wyoming-based WiNet Labs, is suing Apple for allegedly infringing on a networking patent with its “Personal Hotspot” feature found in iPhone and iPad. 

It involves Patent No. 7,593,374, “Multi-to-multi point ad-hoc wireless data transfer protocol,” WiNet is seeking a jury trial, with the ultimate goal of “a fair and reasonable royalty,” “treble damages,” and pre- and post-judgment interest “at the maximum rate allowed by law.”

A Personal Hotspot lets you share the cellular data connection of your iPhone or iPad (Wi-Fi + Cellular) when you don’t have access to a Wi-Fi network. You can connect to a Personal Hotspot using Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, or USB.

Dennis Sellers
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Dennis Sellers is the editor/publisher of Apple World Today. He’s been an “Apple journalist” since 1995 (starting with the first big Apple news site, MacCentral). He loves to read, run, play sports, and watch movies.