We thought that the battle between Apple and Meizu had long been over after the blow Apple struck about a month ago. We were wrong. A Shanghai based company, Luoen Network Information, is actually suing Apple and the Chinese Patent Bureau on the basis that Apple’s iPhone design patents are in fact invalid.
Apple has always been a bit pissy about it’s intellectual property, but for the first time they’ve decided to play dirty. Steve Jobs (aka Darth Vader) and his buddies have forced Meizu to stop production of their popular iPhone alternative, the M8. Apple has been using some pretty shady tactics to get this done, and in the process has replaced Microsoft as the Sith Lord of Silicon Valley.