Apple is once again the subject of a patent lawsuit having allegedly infringed a patent covering a universal keyboard. According to the complaint filed in the District of Delaware, Princeps Interface Technologies allege that Apple infringed its U.S. patent. The patent was issued in 2004 and covers smaller keyboards for smaller devices.

The suit states Apple “directly infringed and continues to directly infringe”. The infringement is alleged to be through Apple’s various iPhone, iPad and iPod products. Princeps Interface claims the U.S. tech giant is aware of the patent and its infringement, with the lawsuit claiming that Apple infringed the patent “with specific intent to cause infringement and with willful blindness”.

Princeps Interface is seeking a ruling of infringement in a jury trial, and for damages covering past and future infringements, and an awarding of plaintiff’s fees.

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