Boston University Sues Apple For Patent Infringement For A Semi Conductor Product

2. BU sues Apple for patent infringement of patent 5,686,738America’s Boston University is suing Apple claiming that Apple ripped off a one of it’s professor’s patented electronic semiconductor and used it in iPhone 5, iPad and MacBook Air.

“Defendant’s acts of infringement have caused and will continue to cause substantial and irreparable damage to the University,” BU alleges in its complaint in a lawsuit filed yesterday in U.S. District Court of Massachusetts.






According to the formal complaint filed by the Trustees of Boston University, Theodore D. Moustakas, Ph.D., Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering at BU, is the named inventor of patent5,686,738 titled “Highly Insulating Monocrystalline Gallium Nitride Thin Films.”

The University owns by assignment the entire right, title, and interest in and to the ‘738 patent, including the sole right to sue for past and present patent infringements thereof.

Several of Defendant’s products, including the iPhone 5, iPad, and MacBook Air (collectively referred to as “Accused Products”), include a gallium nitride thin film semiconductor device claimed by the ‘738 patent and thus infringe one or more claims of the ‘738 patent.

The Trustees of Boston University demand a trial by jury.

The patent infringement case presented in today’s report was filed in the Massachusetts District Court, Boston Office under case number 1:2013cv11575. The presiding judge is noted as being F. Dennis Saylor.

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