Taiwanese University sues Apple over FaceTime and QuickTime


National Cheng Kung University may not have a fight song — but it is definitely willing to fight.

For the second time in a year, the Taiwanese university has sued Apple. The most recent suit is for alleged infringement of the university’s patents relating to video compression technology in Apple software such as FaceTime and QuickTime.

The university is crying foul over Apple’s use of “block-oriented motion compensation video compression,” which covers an array of products.

Thus, NCKU is seeking a permanent injunction against Apple, as well as damages. The case was filed in a Texas district court — the same one that NCKU chose when it filed a suit last summer over Apple’s voice-activated Siri software.

A lawyer for the university said last year that the court was particularly receptive to patent claims.

[Source: The Register ]

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