Apple has been listed as the defendant today in three new separate lawsuits filed by Samsung, S3 Graphics, and LVL Patent Group LLC. S3 Graphics, acquired by HTC for $300 million, is suing the Cupertino-based company for violating two different patents related to rendering and VGA controller circuitry.
As is the norm in these types of lawsuits, S3 Graphics wants the infringing products—the iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, and Mac computers—to be banned from sale. Samsung also wants the iPhone and iPad banned in the Netherlands, claiming that Apple has violated four of the South Korean company’s 3G patents. Samsung adds that Apple has been “free riding” off of Samsung’s inventions.
Lastly, LVL Patent Group LLC has listed Apple as one of twenty-seven defendants in its patent infringement lawsuit filed in the U.S. District Court of Delaware. Carriers AT&T, Verizon, Sprint, and T-Mobile along with handset makers Research in Motion, Nokia, Motorola, Samsung, and HTC are also notable companies involved in the LVL lawsuit. In this case, Apple is allegedly infringing on patents relating to “Data Transaction Assembly Server,” and “Telephone/Transaction Entry Device and System for Entering Transaction Data Into Databases.”