A man has decided (in his infinite wisdom) to attempt to sue Apple for $10 billion because he feels the iPhone, iPod and iPad all infringe his 1992 invention of an Electronic Reading Device.
Surely, this can only go one way.
It certainly does sound like a nuisance case with no actual grounds for ownership, especially as he doesn't even have a US patent.
However, perhaps it's worth doffing a cap to an individual who feels certain he has a case and is prepared to take on the global behemoth that is Apple.
Right, I'm off to claim the movie rights for this story...
Ross never took his invention further than the design stage. “It was a question of funds. I was not a rich man and neither am I today. I was never good at going after investors and selling them my idea. I am a quiet man,” he explained.