In another giant twist of the decade, another company has decided to slap Apple with a lawsuit. This is becoming a common occurrence with LuxPro doing it and all of the Cisco shenanigans. This time Quantum Research Group is suing Apple claiming that the charge-transfer technology using in the iPod Click Wheel infringes on a patent that Quantum holds. What makes this lawsuit a little more plausible is that Quantum has done their research. Apparently the charge-transfer technology is not used in all iPods either, some iPods use a touch-sensor technology by Synaptics.
These lawsuits raise the obvious question: Does Apple feed off other's ideas, or are other companies just out to hurt Apple where they prosper, the wallet? It isn't too hard to imagine either case.