The $1.1 trillion tech company behind the Internet, Apple, sued Google for stealing its patented technologies and patented designs for its smartphone, according to documents released on Thursday.
The lawsuit, filed in federal court in San Francisco, alleges that Google is using Apple’s patents to build an iPhone 7s, which are based on the same core technology and design.
It also alleges that Apple is using Google’s designs to build Android phones that are cheaper, more powerful and better than Apple’s.
Apple’s lawsuit, which seeks damages from Google and other tech companies, says the two companies are infringing each other’s patents and copyrights by using the same technologies and design concepts.
The filing, which was made public Thursday, said that Google and Apple are using the iPhone 7’s screen, fingerprint sensor and proximity sensor to identify people, text messages, and send them with no indication of where the data is being sent.
Apple’s filing claims that the iPhone’s Touch ID fingerprint scanner and proximity sensors can’t differentiate between a person’s hand and a phone.
According to the documents, the lawsuit also alleges the iPhone is “highly vulnerable to a hacker’s intrusion” and is “designed to be exploited by a malicious actor to intercept, steal, and use information about the user’s contacts, photos, calendar appointments, browsing history, contacts, and location.”
The lawsuit is the first from Apple in a dispute with Google, which filed a lawsuit in October over patents related to the iPhone.