The US District Court for the Southern District of New York has dismissed Imatec and Hanoch Shalit's patent litigation suit against Apple.

The suit, filed on February 13, 1998, alleged that Apple's ColorSync software infringed on Imatec's and Shalit's patents. The Judge in the case determined that Imatec and Shalit do not own the patents on which the suit was based. The Judge took this further, asserting that ColorSync does not infringe the patents that the litigants claimed in any case.

Steve Jobs, Apple's CEO, said: "We are pleased that the Judge threw out this frivolous lawsuit. Our customers can now lay to rest any concerns raised by Imatec's lawsuit."