Every now and then we see lawsuits due to patent disputes and now Hopewell Culture and Design has sued major tech companies such as Apple, HTC and Nokia, over a patent related to selecting interactive content with a double-click or double-tap. The company believes that Apple’s iPhone and iPad have software that allows a user to “double-click or double-tap a visual element representing interactive content and interact with a second version of the interactive content.”
HTC has also had its Droid Eris, Droid Incredible, Hero and EVO smartphones specifically listed in the lawsuit, along with the N900 and N97 for Nokia. Other defendants in this suit include LG, Motorola, Opera, Palm, QuickOffice, Adobe and Samsung. The lawsuit was filed in a US District Court in the Eastern District of Texas, a region that is apparently known for favorable outcomes in patent lawsuits.
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