Rotatable Sues Apple and iOS App Providers
Rotatable Technologies [NPE] filed suit against Apple, Callvine, Electronic Arts, Netflix, Quickoffice, Target, and Whole Foods Market, alleging that the defendants’ mobile applications for the Apple iOS infringe a patent related to selectively rotating windows on a computer display. Rotatable Technologies has filed two prior suits since May 1, 2012 against Acer, Adobe, Archos, ASUS, ASUSTek, Motorola Mobility, Nokia, Opera Software, Samsung, and Sony. The patent-in-suit was assigned by the inventor to Empire IP in January 2012 before being assigned to Rotatable Technologies in April 2012. Empire IP’s website states that it was founded by “patent attorneys who formerly worked in prestigious New York City law firms representing some of the world’s largest corporations.” Empire IP is behind two other NPE campaigns: PotterVoice and PanoMap. 5/15, Eastern District of Texas, no judge yet assigned, 2:2012cv00292.