Animaether writes: ``The lawsuit filed this month Apple accuses Sanho of infringing on [...] patents it owns related to the MagSafe charger and cables that use the iPod 30-pin connection.`` "Defendants' infringing conduct has damaged Apple and inflicted irreparable harm." However, ``instead of mimicking Apple's patented MagSafe connectors, Sanho's products actually rely on recycled official MagSafe products made by Apple``
Animaether writes: "Can copyright owners assert rights over imported goods that have already been sold once?", that is the issue before the Supreme Court in Costco Wholesale Corp v. Omega, S.A. (backstory). What's at stake is the ability of resellers to offer legitimate, non-pirated versions of copyrighted goods [manufactured in foreign nations] to U.S. consumers at prices that undercut those charged by the copyright holders.