As reported by GigaOM, Boston University is seeking an injunction on sales of Apple’s products that it alleges infringe upon the patent, including the MacBook Air and iPhone 5, as well as damages.
The patent, entitled “Highly Insulating Monocrystalline Gallium Nitride Thin Films,” was granted in 1997 to Professor Theodore Moustakas. BU has also sued Amazon for infringing on the same patent.
While it’s unclear yet whether or not BU has a case, students may find themselves with a new scholarship fund following the lawsuit’s completion.
If you want to read the legal complaint in full, a copy of it can be found below.
Previously on GeekWire: Watch out, Intellectual Ventures: FTC to investigate patent-holding firms
Blair Hanley Frank is a technology journalist based in the San Francisco Bay Area. He has also worked for Macworld, PCWorld and TechHive. He can be found on Twitter @belril.