Eying on of HyperMac’s battery solutions? You better get one fast, bub, because Apple just released the legal hounds on the accessory maker over six patent violations concerning MagSafe and iPod topics. The suit seems to have some teeth, too. Sanho, the maker of the HyperMac line, uses actual Apple MagSafe and dock connector parts manufactured by Apple and advertises it. “Our charging cables use original Apple MagSafe connectors for maximum compatibility,” says the product page of the HyperMac battery on HyperShop.com. Ruh-roh, Raggy.
Legal filling via AppleInsider,
“Defendants manufacture, distribute, and/or sell products that infringe patents related to Apple’s proprietary MagSafe connectors used to connect power adapters and other products to Apple portable computers, such as the MacBook,” the suit reads. “Defendants also manufacture, distribute and/or sell products that infringe patents related to Apple’s 30-pin connectors and receptacles , used to connect cables to Apple iPod, iPhone and/or iPad products.”
“Defendants’ infringing conduct has damaged Apple and inflicted irreparable harm for which Apple seeks, among other remedies, an award of its actual damages, disgorgement of Defendants’ profits from the sale of infringing devices and injunctive relief.”
No doubt if this one maker gets taken down by Apple’s dream team, another will pop up in its place. That’s the way of the world.