News: iPhone Lawsuit On Hold

sdy284 - February 1, 2007 10:32PM in Mobile, Manufacturers, Copyright Infringers
Apple and Cisco Systems are back at the bargaining table to try to settle differences over the use of the name iPhone. The networking equipment market leader filed suit against the iPod/Mac maker last month, claiming Apple infringed on Cisco's iPhone trademark. The suit was filed in federal court in Northern California one day after Apple unveiled its iPhone, a combination cellular phone-music player, at the Macworld conference in San Francisco. In a joint statement released late Wednesday, the two companies said they had agreed to extend the time Apple has to respond to the suit "to allow for discussions between the companies with the aim of reaching agreement on trademark rights and interoperability."