Korean Plaintiff Sues Apple and Samsung over Mobile Device Touchscreen Activation in New California Campaign

April 13, 2018

Inventor-controlled Firstface Co., Ltd., an entity formed and based in the Republic of Korea, has launched a US litigation campaign, suing Apple (5:18-cv-02245) and Samsung (5:18-cv-02243) in the Northern District of California. The complaint against Apple asserts three related patents, broadly concerning mobile devices with touch screen displays that can be turned on and off by, for example, authentication of a fingerprint or pressing an “activation button” separate from both the power button and the display itself, while only one of those three patents is asserted in the complaint filed against Samsung. The accused products are various smartphones and tablets made and sold by the defendants.

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