Another day, another lawsuit. AppleInsider reports that Bell Northern Research is leveraging multiple properties related to basic mobile wireless technology against Apple.
BNR’s complaint brings claims from a total of 1- patents to bear against the tech giant’s iPhone, iPad and related wireless products. AppleInsider says the patents-in-suit detail methods of saving power in mobile devices, MIMO beamforming, semiconductor packaging, chip packages with heat spreaders and general cellular communications technologies.
According to its website, Bell Northern Research is the successor in interest to a key portfolio of device-related intellectual property developed at Bell Labs and successor companies including Lucent Technologies, Agere Systems, LSI, Avago and Broadcom. The company says that portions of this portfolio are presently licensed, were previously licensed or are currently being used by virtually all connected devices, such as smart phones, PCs, tablets, wearables, and IoT devices.