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Apple's iBeacon targeted in patent infringement lawsuit

In what appears to be yet another lawsuit lodged by a non-practicing entity, Apple on Tuesday was hit with a complaint claiming its iBeacon technology infringes on multiple patents owned by a Texas company.Lodged with the patent holder-friendly U.S. District Court for the Western District of Texas, the suit from BillJCo claims Apple infringed on a total of six instrumentalities with the release of iBeacon in 2013.Introduced with iOS 7, iBeacon is a location-aware communications protocol that uses Bluetooth Low Energy for precise positioning and ranging operations. Compatible beacons can interact with iOS devices, for example, to trigger app features, redeem digital passes, issue push notifications, or assist in indoor navigation. Read more…
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