That being said, it looks like Apple has recently been hit with a lawsuit in which they are being sued for $2.8 billion for allegedly infringing on a patent. The company filing the lawsuit is a company called VoIP-Pal. They are claiming that they own a patent that Apple has infringed upon via services such as iMessage and FaceTime.
According to the lawsuit, “Apple employs VPLM’s innovative technology and products, features, and designs, and has widely distributed infringing products that have undermined VPLM’s marketing efforts. Instead of pursuing independent product development, Apple employed VPLM’s innovative caller attribute classification and routing product design, in violation of VPLM’s valuable intellectual property rights.”
The company also claims that they are trying to negotiate with Apple in order to reach an amicable resolution (read: settlement). They are also going after the likes of AT&T and Verizon, with lawsuits totaling a ridiculous amount of money of $7 billion.