Although it is usually Apple that is doing the suing over various patents, the company is now being sued over the OS X. Fast boot feature that they released with the release of their new operating system for unlocked iphone 4 and other iOS device. The company that filed the lawsuit with a Florida-based company that goes by the name of Operation Systems Solutions. The lawsuit pertains to a patent infringement that they claim that Apple committed when they release the fast food feature for their OSx. Apple has sued a number of companies recently over patent infringement within the mobile community, but has not been the victim of too many lawsuits on their own. You have to be pretty brave to sue Apple, as they have a large legal team behind them as evidenced by the recent lawsuits that we have seen.
The company released a statement saying that the lawsuit pertained to the fast booting computer system, which included a self test and a quick check of the bios as it was the system begins to our own. It is clear that Apple infringed on the patent as the patent outlines the exact way that the feature works with the release of OSx. It also checks to see whether the configuration for the boot in the information of the system state is created while executing the normal voting process. This also stores the configuration information in the post operation, which is exactly how the OSx fast boot feature works.
It will be interesting to see if Apple responds publicly to this lawsuit, were they sweep it under the rug and do not address it publicly as they have done with so many previous lawsuits that have been sent their way. They have no problem addressing the lawsuits that they launch publicly, but often will refrain from publicly addressing lawsuits that are filed against them.