US: Apple accused of patent infringement by developer

Blix, the developer of the email management app Blue Mail, is suing Apple for allegedly infringing on its patent and violating antitrust laws.

Blix filed a lawsuit against Apple at a federal court in Delaware last week. The app maker claims that the Cupertino-based tech company took many of the ideas behind Blue Mail and used them to create its own “Sign in with Apple” feature.

Blix has previously accused Apple of unfairly suppressing Blue Mail. It claimed that Apple’s acknowledged problems with App Store rankings pushed Blue Mail down to 143rd in search results (it’s since back to 13th). It also disputed Apple’s statement that it removed Blue Mail from the Mac App Store for supposedly copying another program, TypeApp. The developer claimed that TypeApp had been voluntarily removed and that Apple was promoting market monopolization by limiting the number of competing apps.

Full Content: Tech Times

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