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Apple Sued For Data Syncing In App Store, iCloud And iTunes

Apple's lawyers are set to get very busy in the coming months, as the company is fighting more battles in court. The latest in a long series is the case filed against Apple by the patent company Stec IP, on 22nd May.

Stec IP LLC accused Apple of violating eight data synchronisation patents. The technology involved in the new litigation powers Apple's key products such as iCloud, App Store and iTunes.

The plaintiffs demand damages, without mentioning the amount, as well as asking for a jury trial. The same company also accused Google, Amazon and Oracle of infringing its patents.

All the cases were filed in the US Delaware District Court in the same day. Apparently, Stec IP is a company that specialises in buying patents in order to use them as weapons against big targets.

The patents used in the lawsuit against Apple were recently bought from other companies, including Symantec.

As the matter could turn into a PR nightmare, STEC, the solid state drive manufacturer, deployed an aggressive communication strategy, in order to point out to the public that the company is in no way affiliated with Stec IP or with its actions.

Radu has been working as a freelance writer for more than five years and has been blogging around since 2004. He is interested in anything Apple as well as gaming and mobile applications.