This week, Apple was sued by another patent troll under the name Sentius International LLC. The patent troll currently has four active lawsuits against technology companies including Apple and LG. The troll acquired patents RE43,633 and 7,672,985 once from the company Sentius Corporation in the hope of making easy money. They are trolls; they do not make products of any kind.
According to a segment of their court complaint, they say: "The Apple products accused of infringing the patent & # 39; 633 provide a specific accused functionality (a / k / a" red squiggly "spell checking feature) that identifies and marking misspelled words in a document and linking each misspelled word, respectively, to at least one suggested correct spelling associated with misspelled words from a spell check dictionary.
The accused functionality displays an image of the document text (with misspelled words (s) highlighted), allowing a user selects a highlighted misspelled word that the user wants to see the suggested spelling corrections, and retrieves the linked suggested spelling from the spelling check dictionary for the highlighted misspelled word, and displays the suggested spelling near the misspelled word. "
Later in the complaint, Sentius adds:" The accused online applications like Apple Pages and Keynote are online software platforms that allo w customers should log into iClou d account and access & # 39; Pages & # 39; or & # 39; Keynote & # 39; document to review and make changes while on the go and share the revised and edited documents with other collaborators. In essence, Pages and Keynote for iCloud offer full-text text editing platforms on the web, which also offer spell checking functionality among other features that users can use to perform spell check and update their documents. "
The litany of Apple products listed in the complaint covers a wide range of iPhones, iPads and Macs.
For the record: Sentius International sued Microsoft in 2013 using four patents, one of which was RE43 633 used in this current lawsuit against Apple.
Page Note: The lawsuit lists Sentius International duly organized and existing under the laws of Virginia, the company with the technology listed in this lawsuit is Sentius Corporation, also headquartered in Virginia, yet Crunchbase lists Sentius Corporation as a company licensed by technology and intellectual property with its headquarters in Palo Alto, California with 1-10 employees, which is repeated by Zoominfo.
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