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Florida resident Thomas S. Ross has filed a lawsuit against Apple this week, claiming that the iPhone, iPad, and iPod infringe upon his 1992 invention of a hand-drawn „Electronic Reading Device“ (ERD). The court filing claims the plaintiff was „first to file a device so designed and aggregated,“ nearly 15 years before the first iPhone.
Between May 23, 1992 and September 10, 1992, Ross designed three hand-drawn technical drawings of the device, primarily consisting of flat rectangular panels with rounded corners that „embodied a fusion of design and function in a way that never existed prior to 1992.“ What Ross contemplated, was a device [...]