The iPhone's digital camera has been caught up in a new challenge from a patent protection firm after claims that Apple's technology infringes several different patents.
A lawsuit has been filed by St Clair Intellectual Property Consultants, claiming that the iPhone's digital camera violates four patents held by the firm.
The principal elements in question appear to be the lens of the 3.2 megapixel camera featured on the iPhone 3Gs itself, as well as the digital camera's memory.
Apple will have to take the suit seriously as St Clair has previously had some success in bringing legal action against large electronics firms.
Both Canon and Sony have had to pay compensation after patent infringement, paying tens of millions of pounds each to appease the company.
The legal process has only just begun, so there is no news as to the official Apple reaction to the suit.
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