Another day, another lawsuit. As reported by AppleInsider, a company called Dynamic Data Technologies is suing Apple, claiming the tech giant has infringed on 11 patents related to video streaming, processing, and optimization.
The lawsuit requests a judgment in its favor, an award for damages for infringement, a judgement and order finding Apple's infringement was "willful, wanton, malicious, bad-faith, deliberate, consciously wrongful, flagrant, or characteristic of a pirate" in order to award enhanced damages, attorney's fees, and any other relief to which the company is entitled. A trial by jury is requested.
It appears that Dynamic Data Technologies is a “patent troll.” In addition to Apple, it’s also sued companies such as AMD and Nvidia.
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.