May 6, 2010 - NetAirus Technologies filed a lawsuit in the Central District of California Western Division, alleging that Apple's iPhone infringes its patent on a "Wireless Handset Communication System."
Rather than claiming that a particular component of the iPhone infringes the patent, NetAirus' patent infringement lawsuit concerns the entire iPhone concept. NetAirus claims that the iPhone, iPhone 3G and iPhone 3GS all infringe on this (rather broad) patent.
If NetAirus prevails in the Apple lawsuit, it could have ramifications for many other smartphone manufacturers. NetAirus is seeking cash for (unspecified) damages and an injunction to stop Apple from making and selling iPhones.