After Apple Files Patent Infringement Lawsuit, Power Cable Maker Sanho Agrees to Stop Selling MacBook Cables

Submitted by patentadmin on Wed, 11/03/2010 - 10:27

November 3, 2010 - Sanho Corp., a company that sells HyperMac external batteries for Apple's MacBook, iPad, iPod and iPhone, has agreed to stop selling aftermarket Apple MagSafe power cables along with its batteries. Sanho's decision came after Apple filed a patent infringement suit against the company in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California in September. Apple alleged infringement of two key patents related to the MagSafe connector, which uses magnets to connect the power cable to the computer.

Sanho denied that it had infringed the patents because it used actual Apple products - namely, recycled MagSafe connectors. As of November 2, however, Sanho had stopped selling the MagSafe cables with its external batteries.