SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) _ Apple Computer Inc. is suing eMachines, a maker of inexpensive personal computers, for copyright infringement of the design of its popular iMac computer and demanding the company not sell the clones.
Apple filed the complaint in U.S. District Court, targeting the $799 eOne computer with rounded corners and bright blue case with built-in monitor. The complaint also seeks financial damages.
``There is an unlimited number of original designs that eMachines could have created for their computers, but instead they chose to copy Apple’s designs,″ said Steve Jobs, Apple’s interim CEO.
Last month, Compaq Computer Corp. sued eMachines and its parent companies for allegedly infringing on 13 patents protecting Compaq’s PC technology.
In July, Apple filed a complaint against Future Power Technologies, accusing it of stealing the iMac design for its new E-Power PC, which has the same curvy translucent look and also is available in five colors.