Another day, another lawsuit. Apple is being sued again by a company called Corephotonics, an Israeli maker of dual-lens camera technologies for smartphones, claiming Apple infringed on 10 separate patents covering methods of deploying dual-camera systems in handheld devices, as well as technology related to the advanced imaging hardware.
As noted by AppleInsider (https://appleinsider.com/articles/19/08/15/apple-accused-of-stealing-dual-camera-technology-used-in-latest-iphones), Apple’s iPhone 7 Plus, iPhone 8 Plus, iPhone X, iPhone XS and iPhone XS Max, along with accompanying imaging features, are named as accused products.
Corephotonics first filed a lawsuit against Apple in November 2017, alleging that the iPhone 7 Plus and iPhone 8 Plus infringe upon four of its patents. The patents relate to dual-lens camera technologies appropriate for smartphones, including optical zoom and a mini telephoto lens assembly.
Corephotonics describes itself as “the pioneer and worldwide market leader of dual camera technologies for mobile devices.” The company was established in 2012 by serial entrepreneurs Professor David Mendlovic, Dr. Gal Shabtay, Mr. Eran Kali, Dr. Noy Cohen and Ephraim Goldenberg. Corephotonics claims to be the first company to design, develop, and commercialize a “uniformly superior, uncompromising, next-generation zoom dual camera.”