The company filed a lawsuit in the US District Court in Northern California, where Cupertino is located.
Corephotonics, which has raised $50 million from several high-profile venture capital firms and other investors, said its patented dual camera technology for mobile devices was incorporated by Apple in the iPhone 7 Plus and iPhone 8 Plus without its authorization.
The Israeli company was founded in 2012 by Dr. David Medlovic, a Tel Aviv University professor and former chief scientist in the Israeli government. According to the complaint, Corephotonics reached out to Apple back when it was first starting up in an attempt to form a partnership.
Rassweiler said that while the iPhone X represents Apple's biggest step forward in design since the original iPhone in 2007, the smartphone's underlying architecture is similar to that of the iPhone 8 Plus. Apple has its own patents on dual camera technology.
It also continues to read that Apple had only good things to say about the technology of Corephotonics, but it didn't agree to license it, even going so far as to imply that it could infringe on the patents with "little consequences". According to the lawsuit, the cameras on the iPhone 7 Plus and iPhone 8 Plus infringe on four patents. Following that exchange, in January 2016, Corephotonics learned that Apple would be introducing the iPhone 7 Plus that year with a dual-aperture camera.More news: Twitter Increases Character Limits To 280
Here's where the lawsuit gets a bit interesting, drama-wise.
Apple is being hit with a patent infringement suit by Israeli start-up Corephotonics.
As you would expect, the plaintiff is seeking monetary compensation for damages and legal fees.
The long-awaited iPhone X arrived last week to much fanfare - and some comments about how astoundingly expensive it is.