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Patent troll tackles Apple’s iPad Air

Hilltop Technologies, LLC files suit against iPad maker for violating touchscreen technology patent

According to, Apple has been second only to Google in number of frivolous patent lawsuits defended since 2009. These suits are brought by non-practicing entities (NPE), also known by the somewhat controversial name “patent trolls.” Well, Patent Freedom should add one more mark to its tally, as Apple has been slapped with yet another patent lawsuit, this time from so-called troll Hilltop Technologies, LLC. 

Hilltop owns patent 7,864,503, which covers technology relating to touchscreens. Since iPhones and iPads are fundamentally dependent on their capacitive touch panels, this suit aims right at the heart of the tech giant.

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Rich Steeves

Richard P. Steeves is Senior Editor and Community Manager of InsideCounsel magazine, where he covers the intellectual property and compliance beats. Rich earned a B.A....

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