The action seems to have come a bit late, since Apple TV was released in 2007
Apple is getting sued yet again, this time by SmartData, adding to the long list of courtroom tussles that the Cupertino company is involved in nowadays.The patent infringement lawsuit is aimed at the Apple iPhone, AppleTV and the Apple Remote.
SmartData claims that those products infringe their patent 7,158,757 and that Apple did, at one point, intend to start licensing talks, before they suddenly ceased communication in 2006.
The strange thing about this whole affair is that it is starting rather late: the AppleTV has been on the market since 2007.
The suit has been filed in the Northern District of California and will be presided over by Judge Jacqueline Scott Corley.
The next steps in the fight will probably be taken only after the recently expanded Apple lawsuit against Samsung goes forward in Australia.