Apple Sues Over Knock-Off IPod And IPad Accessories

iphone 4Apple Inc. sued companies it said are selling unauthorized electronic accessories such as chargers, speakers and cables for the iPod music player, iPhone and iPad tablet computer. “Many are of inferior quality and reliability, raising significant concerns over compatibility with and damage to Apple’s products,” Apple said in the complaint, citing a user comment that a charger from one of the companies drained his iPod rather than replenishing the battery.

Apple said it has a program called “Made for iPod” under which manufacturers can get a license to sell accessories for the devices. The unauthorized products are infringing as many as 10 patents and violating Apple’s trademarks, the Cupertino, California-based companies said in the filing. Full Story in Bloomberg.

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