Jerald Bovino, the holder of a U.S. Patent (No. 6,977,809) for a portable computer case made of ‘resilient material’ designed with ‘ribs,’ is suing Apple and Target, claiming that Apple’s manufacture and sale of iPad and iPad 2 cases (inset, right), and Target’s sale of the iPad Smart Cover, infringe his 2005 patent.
The plaintiff filed his patent lawsuit in federal court in Colorado where he resides.
Here are drawings of Bovino’s computer case that are shown in his patent.
Photo credit: D. Silliman
You can read plaintiff Jerald Bovino’s patent infringement lawsuit over his portable computer case here: