Apple Sued Over 3D Touch and Force Touch
Seems like Apple can't quite catch a break these days, even with 2016 just starting off. As if it wasn't enough that it still has several lawsuits to deal with (a couple of those being with Samsung), another company has recently gone public and slapped the company with another lawsuit.
The plaintiff this time is Immersion, a technology company specializing in haptic feedback and vibrations for mobile devices. The case in question? You guessed it, Apple's infringement of the company's own haptic patents. Specifically, Immersion cited Apple's 3D Touch and Force Touch features as the culprits that infringe upon its patent for providing ‘tactile sensations' to handheld devices with touchscreens, along with a separate patent for delivering a specific type of feedback to certain actions by the user.
While it's understandable that the company would sue Apple for its 3D Touch, it is a bit confusing as to why the company didn't go all the way with its action and sue Huawei and its Force Touch display for infringement as well. After all, Huawei's Force Touch display technology is also based on the same principles as 3D Touch, albeit with Huawei's own implementations to it.
Apple's getting sued for copyright infringement on the 3D Touch and Force Touch features.