Corephotonics Ltd. has upped the ante in its litigation Apple. Last December, District Judge Lucy H. Koh stayed two earlier cases, consolidated before her in the Northern District of California, to await resolution of various inter partes review (IPR) proceedings before the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB). This past week, Corephotonics filed a third case against Apple (3:19-cv-04809) in the same district, asserting ten additional patents, variously related to either a telephoto lens and/or camera assembly, or a dual-lens camera system incorporating separate lenses and sensors for wide-angle and telephoto image capture. The new complaint again targets Apple’s provision of certain iPhones, including the iPhone 7 Plus, iPhone 8 Plus, iPhone X, iPhone Xs, and iPhone Xs Max.
Corephotonics Ltd., an Israeli company formed by a group of former Tessera executives, has started its first litigation campaign with a single complaint against Apple (3:17-cv-06457). The defendant is accused of infringing four patents related to a dual-lens camera system incorporating separate lenses and sensors for wide-angle and telephoto image capture, with the iPhone 7 Plus and 8 Plus—both of which incorporate dual cameras—at issue.