Cisco Sues Apple Over iPhone

Cisco Systems filed suit against Apple Wednesday over their trademark iPhone. The lawsuit came one day after the Apple iPhone was announced and was filed in California.

San Jose-based Cisco, the world?s largest network-equipment maker, has owned the trademark on the name ?iPhone? since 2000, when it acquired InfoGear Technology Corp., which originally registered the name.

And three weeks ago, Cisco?s Linksys division put the trademark to use, releasing an Internet phone called ?iPhone? that uses the increasingly popular Voice over Internet Protocol, or VoIP.

But on Tuesday, Jobs unveiled Apple?s own iPhone, a ?game-changing? touch-screen-controlled cell phone device that plays music, surfs the Web and delivers voicemail and e-mail. Source: Cisco Systems sues Apple over iPhone

Cisco had posted earlier that they had been negotiating with Apple for years and that they had just sent over what they thought could be the last changes needed to make a deal between them, but apparently that is not the case.