Apple Sued By VIA Over A4, A5 Processor Patents

Apple has been sued by Taiwanese chipmaker VIA Technologies for allegedly infringing on patents related to the microprocessors used in its iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch devices. The complaint was filed through a federal court in Wilmington, Delaware yesterday and involves three US patents.

VIA is seeking a jury trial and an injunction to bar the sales of the infringing devices in the US. Although the complaint did not specifically name the infringing products, the working suggests the issue is related to the A4 and A5 chips that Apple has used in its iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch devices since 2010.

"The products at issue generally concern microprocessors included in a variety of electronic products such as certain smartphones, tablet computers, portable media players and other computing devices," said VIA in the complaint.

[via Bloomberg]