It looks like Apple, RIM and Samsung have been hit with a lawsuit that claims that the companies have violated upon a patent pertaining to touchscreens. A shell company from Texas has accused the companies and their products, namely the iPhone, iPad, the Blackberry Playbook and Galaxy tablets of infringing on their patents for smartphone gestures such as dragging, double tapping, scrolling and single tapping. These patents were issued to a Taiwanese company by the name of Sentelic between 2007 and 2008.

For those unfamiliar, Sentelic is a legit company in Taiwan that makes touchpads, which based on reviews aren’t very good. The company is currently seeking damages from the companies for allegedly infringing upon its patents along with the possibility of a permanent injunction against the infringing products. A copy of the lawsuit against Apple can be read in its entirety below.

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