Another day, another lawsuit. A Texas “patent troll” dubbed Corydoras Technologies that first sued Samsung in March is now suing Apple with a series of patents that they acquired from Japan which they claim are "presumed valid,” reports Patently Apple.
The company claims that 20 iPhone and iPad models infringe on their patents in respect to cameras, call blocking, FaceTime calling and more. Corydoras Technologies filed as a Domestic Limited Liability Company (LLC) in the State of Texas on Friday, Dec. 29, 2006. A LLC isn’t a corporation; it is a legal form of a company that provides limited liability to its owners in many jurisdictions.
A patent troll is an individual or an organization that purchases and holds patents for unscrupulous purposes such as stifling competition or launching patent infringement suits. In legal terms, a patent troll is a type of non-practicing entity: someone who holds a patent but is not involved in the design or manufacture of any product or process associated with that patent.