Apple hit with iPhone digital camera patent lawsuit


Looks like Apple’s lawyers will be extra busy in the coming days. Some entity by the name of St. Clair Intellectual Property Consultants has filed suit against the house that Jobs built, alleging that the iPhone infringes upon several of its patents.

The patents in question have to do with the iPhone’s digital camera. St. Clair is seeking unspecified damages and wants to take the whole thing to trial.

Apple hasn’t said anything about the allegation quite yet.

St. Clair has sued other companies over the same patents in the past, including Canon in 2003 (it won $34 million in damages) and Sony (it won $25 million in damages).

So that’s it, Apple being sued by a company that has won several similar lawsuits in the past.