Complaints against Apple have become commonplace in recent weeks. While some are sometimes fairly plausible, others are completely unfounded, not to say ridiculous. This is for example the case of a new complaint filed by Thomas S. Ross, a resident of Florida, in the United States.
The latter accuses the Cupertino company of having infringed a patent which he owns. The most surprising thing in this story is that the patent he talks about concerns the design of theiPhone himself. The man claims that the Apple smartphone released in 2007 greatly resembles a drawing he made in 1992.
He also adds that the Californian giant was inspired by his scheme for the design of his other products, namely the iPad and the iPod Touch. By way of damages, he claims the tidy sum of $ 10 billion from Apple, and also requests that 1.5% of the future profits of the company be allocated to him. This is a (colossal) request that the brand is certainly not ready to satisfy, especially since the scheme in question presents very little in common with the iPhone…