An overseas communications firm is suing Apple for promoting its iPhone handset as a touch-screen digital book reader, a concept it claims to have patented over seven years ago, Apple Insider reports. In a seven-page complaint filed with a Virginia district court March 23, Berne, Switzerland-based MONEC Holding Ltd. accuses the iPhone maker of patent infringement, unfair trade practices, monopolization, and tortious interference for allegedly treading on its January 2002 patent No. 6,335,678, titled "Electronic device, preferably an electronic book." In its lawsuit, the firm takes issue with Apple's move to distribute digital book-reading applications through the App Store, which...

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