Former Apple engineer fights iPhone giant for patent credit and denied cash, says Steve Jobs loved his ‘killer ideas’


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Analysis A former Apple engineer is suing his old employer to force it to acknowledge his role as the inventor of “Find My iPhone” and to compensate him for unfair dismissal.

Darren Eastman, the inventor credited on an Apple patent for detecting battery errors (US 7877631B2), is seeking to have his name added to five Apple patent applications (US 20130326643201303266422014036409920140199966 and 20140364148) related to locating lost phones and electronic ticketing, the return of 735 Apple shares he claims were unfairly taken from him, and $326,400 in damages, plus $32,640 in interest and $5,000 in attorney’s fees.

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