Darren Eastman, a former Apple engineer, filed an additional case last week after he sued the company for failing to properly treat its contributions to key patents related to the Find My and Passbook features,media reported. The evidence has led the judge to argue that the two sides will hold a settlement and that if a friendly solution cannot be found, the case will go to trial in June.
It is reported that Eastman believes he should be included by Apple in the company’s holding of 16 patents inventor or co-inventor. In a statement filed with the registry, he stated that he had discovered the new patents during a visit to the United States Patent and Trademark Office. The former employee said he had tried to negotiate with Apple but was refused, and Apple said he had no direct contact with the organization that co-inventors had.
Eastman chose to defend himself in court, where he filed a similar patent law violation in his original complaint. The lawsuit, filed in 2018, accuses Apple of deliberately omitting his name from Passbook (now Wallet) and four patents protecting The Find My iPhone.
“Without my invention, the search for lost equipment would not have existed,” Eastman said in a statement. And Passwork is basically dependent on the electronic ticket with the barcode I invented earlier. “
In addition, Eastman accused Apple of an erroneous termination before the release of OS X Yosemite, when Eastman tried to persuade a manager to fix a Disk Utility defect. The company decided that the teacher’s communication style was not professional and inappropriate.