Apple Being Sued for using Web Carousel on its Website by Pennsylvania Man


When you are a company as big as Apple, you will be sued for every little thing possible. In China recently, the company was sued for infringing the design patent of a company that barely existed which even led a court to order the Cupertino company to stop selling the iPhone 6 in Shanghai.
This time around, Samuel Lit from Pennsylvania is suing Apple for using web carousels on its website.
Apple makes heavy use of carousel on its website, with the carousel on its homepage cycling through all its major products: iPhone 6s, iPad Pro, Apple Watch, and MacBook.
Lit claims that the carousels used by Apple are altogether infringing the around 20 claims of U.S. Patent No. 8,793,330. The patent describes a “system and method for displaying graphics, art, text, animation, video and other content.”
Lit is seeking “reasonable” royalties with interest from Apple. The experienced radio broadcaster previously served as the President of Hy Lit Radio Technologies. This is not the first time that Lit has tried to make some money off his patent. He previously had a website YourDisplayCarousel which he shuttered in December.
Chances are, Lit’s lawsuit against Apple will end with him on the losing side. What do you think?
Apple Being Sued for using Web Carousel on its Website by Pennsylvania Man Apple Being Sued for using Web Carousel on its Website by Pennsylvania Man Reviewed by Mouad Brody on 8:17 PM Rating: 5

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